2] youse: you (slangy).
5] get yer goat: upset you.
11] yknow: you know.
13] awl: all.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: "Portraits," V, & (New York: Privately Printed, 1925): 38. Firmage A4a, Berg Collection, New York Public Library.
First publication date: 1923
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2001/12/12
Form note: variable-length lines and stanzas
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