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Coppertwaddle

The Abbot's Puzzle

A Copy of Lady Germane Faith's 1876 Adaptation of The Abbot's Puzzle with Language More Suited to the Sensibilities of the Modern Ear.

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The fyrst and last do share their playce
Where Norse and Wyste combyne
Ending as it doth beginne
Numericks thou shalt fynde
These numbers need disjoyning
Your next perplexing task is to fynde the secret quantity
(Behind this riddle's mask)
Only when the fygers stand alone
Now to the cards repair
Each one, within the sequence, gyfts an alphabetic pair
(Except the final piece, for 'tis the only solitaire)
 
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