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BY

AMATEURS.

EDITED BY

I. S. A.

"Sunt bona, sunt quædam mediocria, sunt mala plura,
Quæ legis hic, aliter non fit avite liber.'

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LONDON

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PREFACE.

THE DOUBLE ACROSTICS contained in this book were written by the Editors and a small circle of friends for their own amusement and pleasure, and, in the hope that they may also afford some little 'pleasure to others who are fond of such puzzles, they have ventured to collect and publish them. So many little books of Double Acrostics have made their appearance lately, and they are now so generally understood, that the Editors think it is unnecessary for them to enter into any explanation concerning their nature and construction; and will only add that, as many of these Acrostics are the first attempts of young Amateurs, they must beg for them the goodnature and indulgence of the public.

September, 1867.

ACROSTICS BY AMATEURS.

DOUBLE ACROSTICS.

1.

Although I really am the same,
Show me the fire, I change my name.

1. We always do this for ourselves,
Whene'er we get the chance.

2. A very famous ancient duke, Who travelled into France.

3. Ah! cruel treacherous woman, Your victim falls, you see!

4. If you try on without stopping, You'll surely find out me.

5. What our ancestors are now, And what we all shall be.

2.

My First without my Last
Looks most absurd;

My Last without my First
Is often heard.

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