Thursday, May 26, 2005

Sound Advice in Riddle Form

A "charade" riddle by Jane Austen:

You may lie on my first on the side of a stream,
And my second compose to the nymph you adore,
But if, when you've none of my whole, her esteem
And affection diminish -- think of her no more!

"My first" = first syllable; "my second" = second syllable; "my whole" = the whole word. The answer to the riddle is here.

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