The Ingoldsby Legends; Or, Mirth and Marvels, Volume 2

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W. J. Widdleton, 1865

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Page 337 - Ve spectacles, don't have a tortoise-shell rim, .And don't go near the water, — unless you can swim! Married Ladies, especially such as are fair, Tall, and slim, I would next recommend to beware How, on losing one spouse, they give way to despair ; But let them reflect, " There are fish, and no doubt...
Page 136 - I changed a shilling — (which in town the people call "a Bob ")— It was not so much for myself as for that vulgar child — And I said, " A pint of double X, and please to draw it mild!
Page 138 - He sent for Mr. Whithair then, and I described " the swag," My Mackintosh, my sugar-tongs, my spoons, and carpetbag; He promised that the New Police should all their powers employ ; But never to this hour have I beheld that vulgar Boy! MORAL Remember, then, what when a boy I've heard my Grandma tell, "Be warn'd in time by others' harm, and you shall do full well!
Page 335 - And from each of his pockets they pull'd out two! And the Gardener himself had secreted a few, As well we may suppose; For, when he came running to give the alarm, He had six in the basket that hung on his arm. Good Father John was...
Page 206 - He was a wight of high renown, And thou art but of low degree. 'Tis pride that pulls the country down; Then take thine auld cloak about thee.
Page 405 - As I laye a-thynkynge, most pitiful to see ! As I laye a-thynkynge, a-thynkynge, a-thynkynge, Merrie sang the Birde as she sat upon the boughe A lovely Mayde came bye, And a gentil youth was nyghe, And he breathed many a syghe And a vowe ; As I laye a-thynkynge, her heart was gladsome now.
Page 406 - Mid the stars she seem'd to rise, As to her nest ; As I laye a-thynkynge, her meaning was exprest : — ' Follow, follow me away, It boots not to delay...
Page 118 - And the Masons three peep'd down to see, and they saw a fearsome sight. "Beneath that heavy paving-stone a shocking hole they found — It was not more than twelve feet deep, and barely twelve feet round; — A fleshless, sapless skeleton lay in that horrid well! But who the deuce 'twas put it there those Masons could not tell.
Page 184 - But Fiddle-de-dee sings clear and loud, And his trills and his quavers astonish the crowd ; Such a singer as he You '11 nowhere see ; They '11 all be screaming for Fiddle-de-dee ! ' — ' Though Fiddle-de-dee sings loud and clear, And his tones are sweet, yet his terms are dear ! The " glove won't fit !
Page 137 - I rang the bell for Mrs. Jones, for she was down below, ' Oh, Mrs. Jones ! what do you think ? — ain't this a pretty go ? — — That horrid little vulgar Boy whom I brought here to-night, — He's stolen my things and run away ! ! ' — Says she, ' And sarve you right ! ! ' Next morning I was up betimes — I sent the Crier round, All with his bell and gold-laced hat, to say I 'd give a pound To find that little vulgar Boy, who 'd gone and used me so ; But when the Crier cried, ' O Yes ! ' the...

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