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Slovenly Betsy
4 x 4 inches
$20.00

The schoolboys, when they Betsy saw,/Would point her out, and cry,/"Oh Betsy, what a sight you are!/Oh! Slovenly Betsy, Fie!"

This poem comes from one of the numerous Anglo-American knock-off editions which flourished in the late 1800s. Not part of Dr. Hoffmann's original, it tells the story of unhygenic Betsy, and how intense peer pressure caused her to knuckle under and change her ways. In a sense, hers is the only benign fate to befall any of the main characters, though I never have trusted those creepy schoolboys.

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