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How to Make a Shoe

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Author: Jno. P. Headley
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,183 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 2,154
Added to site: 2008.04.08 20518
Genre: Poetry

es_ added on
Will make the toe so comfortable,
We should like to sing a song.


The heel we reach in perfect order,
And leave the measure neat;
Some shoes are made which look much broader
When put upon the feet.


The _instep_ now we see again,
And measure as before,
One-half inch off will answer us,
No less, and not much more.
For if we do we are apt to find
The place where shoes do pinch;
Across the _ball_ we're now inclined,
Still measuring by the inch.


This is at times a tender spot:
Bunions develop there;
And when they do 'tis not forgot,
We may be e'er so fair.
One-quarter _size_ we leave off here,
As on our way we go,
Travelling on, without a fear,
Until we reach the toe.


Another quarter we would say,
At this point we may drop,
For we are now quite far away
From the ankle and the top.

But further ye

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