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To justify the festive cup What horrors here are conjured up! What things of bitter bite and sup, Poor wretched Twenty-One's! No landed lumps, but frumps and humps, (Discretion's Days are far from trumps) Domestic discord, dowdies, dumps, Death, dockets, debts, and duns!

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This quote is linked to the event -€“ Turning 20 or 21

Source Notes: "Stanzas on Coming of Age." The speaker notes that, while a rich man's son may look forward to coming to his majority, the poor man turning 21 is required to recognize his lowly place in the world of men.

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