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Definition of Scrap Book

  SCRAP-BOOK   noun
A book that is commonly edited by a fool.  Many persons of some small distinction compile scrap-books containing whatever they happen to read about themselves or employ others to collect.  One of these egotists was addressed in the lines following, by Agamemnon Melancthon Peters:
  Dear Frank, that scrap-book where you boast
      You keep a record true
  Of every kind of peppered roast
          That's made of you;

  Wherein you paste the printed gibes
      That revel round your name,
  Thinking the laughter of the scribes
          Attests your fame;

  Where all the pictures you arrange
      That comic pencils trace --
  Your funny figure and your strange
          Semitic face --

  Pray lend it me.  Wit I have not,
      Nor art, but there I'll list
  The daily drubbings you'd have got
          Had God a fist.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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