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Re: Mystery word in Charlkes Lamb Poem

Posted by Bob on March 16, 2003

In Reply to: Mystery word in Charlkes Lamb Poem posted by rur42 on March 15, 2003

: "Elegy on a Quid of Tobacco"

: The only place I've seen this poem is an illustration in Newton's Amenities.

: It's a copy of a manuscript of a poem purportedly by Charles Lamb called "Elegy on a Quid of Tobacco" I was able to transcribe most of it, but the last stanza has a mystery word I can't decipher, namely "Suspect some ambush in the ****** hid". Googled to no avail.

: This Elegy doesn't appear to have been collected. --except the poem is referenced in Robert Southey's 1799 Annual Anthology.

: Let not temptation mortal, ere come nigh--
: Suspect some ambush in the [[pastry ??]] hid, --
: From the first kiss of Love, ye maidens fly!
: Ye youths avoid the Tobacco Quid.

: Other guesses/suggestions

: ... ambush in the parley hid.......
Just a guess: pantry?