Communicated by Miss Flaxman

On search, I find upon record, (From history it is taken) One couple only on their word, Did ever win the bacon.

Yet here’s a myst’ry wondrous great Which may be known to some The man ’tis said could freely prate, The wife, was deaf and dumb!

Then first, this riddle clear explain, Your wit it just doth suit, Why man the flitch can never gain Unless his wife’s a mute?


A desperate lover — 
of bacon!