Fifty "Bab" Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense

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George Routledge and Sons, 1878 - Ballads, English - 255 pages

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Page 47 - And he stirred it round and round and round, And he sniffed at the foaming froth — When I ups with his heels, and smothers his squeals In the scum of the boiling broth. " And I eat that cook in a week or less, And — as I eating be The last of his chops, why, I almost drops, For a wessel in sight I see.
Page 44 - Oh, I am a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig!
Page 47 - I ups with his heels, and smothers his squeals In the scum of the boiling broth. " And I eat that cook in a week or less, And — as I eating be The last of his chops, why, I almost drops, For a wessel in sight I see ! " And I never larf, and I never smile, And I never lark...
Page 46 - I'll be eat if you dines off me,' says Tom; 'Yes, that,' says I, 'you'll be — 'I'm boiled if I die, my friend,' quoth I; And 'Exactly so,' quoth he. "Says he, 'Dear James, to murder me Were a foolish thing to do, For don't you see that you can't cook me, While I can — and will — cook you!
Page 17 - The boatswain of the Mantelpiece, He blushed and spoke to Captain Reece : " I beg your Honor's leave," he said : — " If you would wish to go and wed, " I have a widowed mother who Would be the very thing for you — She long has loved you from afar : She washes for you, Captain R.
Page 100 - Oh ! that day of sorrow, misery, and rage, I shall carry to the Catacombs of Age, Photographically lined On the tablet of my mind, When a yesterday has faded from its page ! Alas ! PRINCE AGIB went and asked them in ; Gave them beer, and eggs, and sweets, and scent, and tin) And when (as snobs would say) They had " put it all away," He requested them to tune up and begin.
Page 116 - I'm the most unhappy one!" The padre said, "Whatever have you been and gone and done ?" "I have helped mamma to steal a "little kiddy from its dad, I've assisted dear papa in cutting up a little lad. I've planned a little burglary and forged a little cheque, And slain a little baby for the coral on its neck!
Page 15 - Then up and answered WILLIAM LEE (The kindly captain's coxswain he, A nervous, shy, low-spoken man), He cleared his throat and thus began: "You have a daughter, CAPTAIN REECE, Ten female cousins and a niece, A ma, if what I'm told is true, Six sisters, and an aunt or two. "Now, somehow, sir, it seems to me, More friendly-like we all should be If you united of "em to Unmarried members of the crew.
Page 59 - Gentle, modest, little flower, Sweet epitome of May, Love me but for half-an-hour, Love me, love me, little fay." Sentences so fiercely flaming In your tiny shell-like ear, I should always be exclaiming If I loved you, PHCEBE, dear.
Page 33 - PART I At a pleasant evening party I had taken down to supper One whom I will call ELVIRA, and we talked of love and TUPPER, MR. TUPPER and the poets, very lightly with them dealing. For I've always been distinguished for a strong poetic feeling. Then we let off paper crackers, each of which contained a motto, And she listened while I read them, till her mother told her not to. Then she whispered, "To the ball-room we had better, dear, be walking; If we stop down here much longer, really people will...

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