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Cabinet of Wonders

March 9, 2011
horses and curricle

Drums and trumpets, harps and fiddles

Mystic cards, for solving riddles;
Coaches, curricles, and horses,

Infant dolls for infant nurses

Guns assorted, swords and lances,

Music set to country dances;

Owls and geese, and Dutch dragoons,

Tygers, Frenchmen and babbons;

Turks and Moors, and Jews and foxes,

And Tunbridge sets made up in boxes,

Butchers, bulls with nappers broke

British heroes………..Hearts of Oak.

Advertising rhyme of Sergeant William Packer, an early Sydney retailer in 1804.

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