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They, I mean the shepherd and fam-
ily, gorged me with eggs and bacon
and oaten cake and curds and whey.
Thus I did what old gentlemen
tell you with a sort of selfish satis-
faction that you must learn to
do,

ROUGHED IT;

I believe it means irritating the skin
on sharp-textured blankets. These
old gentlemen have always had to
do it when they were your age.

Your P.F. has a hard time of
it to resist contamination from
the bawdy jokes and allusions
of Bond and Hardy.

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