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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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“A suckcessful Rade,”—cutting oph a turnpike
within the enama's lines, and bringing in a blind
mule, and 2 niggers tu board.

“Reserv'd Korps,”—this i take it means our
ophisers; who die at the tavern stands, and are
stuffed, and cent home tu berry.

“Bace of supplize,”— Unkle Samuel's pocketBook.

“Pickitts,”—these are surplus chaps, who ar
cent out tu borry turbacker, and to see if the kussed
rebels hav got enny pass.

“An Armstise,”—giving the enema tu chances
tu git licked instead ov one.

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“Militara Stratergee,”—trying to reduse a swamp
by ketching the bilyus fever out ov it.

“Lite Hoss Calvary,”—picked men who ride the
hosses tu drink, when tha git thin.

“Rekrutin Ophisers,”—individuals who are cent
into the rural destriks, on a furlong, to rekrute —

“Armee Rashuns,”—back pay, and preserved

“Quartring on the enemee,” this phraze is defunkted,
bekaze its contraree tu Hoyle.

“War Hoops,”—jist the things fur a hot da, the
injuns used tu hav them.

“Corte Marshall,”—where tha tri the misdemeners
out ov an ophiser, so that he'll du to promoat.

“Forage Partee,”—Them who goes out to kech
a hastack, and gits lost in a forage ov treeze and
haint been herd from sinse.

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“On tu Richmond,”—that's tu sa if the kussed
rebels will allow it.

“Parralel lines,”—are them kind of lines that
never cum together.

“Militara necessita,”—ten ophisers and a gallon
ov whiski to every three privates.

“Onluce the dogs ov war;”—but muzzle the
darn kritters; if you don't, somebody will get hurt.

“War of Exterminashun,”—this fraze belongs
holey tu the Kommissara Department.

“Advance Gard,”—this is a gard tha hav tu hav
in our army tu keep our fellers from pichin in tu
the enema frontwards.

“Rere Gard,”—this is a gard that hav tu keep
our fellers, when tha are surrounded from pitching
intu the enema backwards.

“Awl quiet on the Potermuck,”—this shows
what perfect subjekshun our fellers are under.

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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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