John Bannister Tabb

A Foot-Rule

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Biped, or Quadruped,
Two feet or four:
That's the standing rule of feet
All the world o'er.


Two feet, or four feet,
Never one or three.
"Nay," said the Yard-stick,
"Don't forget me!"


"Ho!" cried another voice,
A one-foot thing,
"I'm the Rule of Measurement;
'Every inch a King.'"

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