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" O yes, fair sirs," the rascal laughed And his voice rang free and glad, " An idle man has so much to do That he never has time to be sad. "
Stories of Childhood & Nature - Page 193
by Elizabeth Virginia Brown - 1905
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Little Breeches and other pieces [in verse].

John Milton Hay - 1871
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate, A beggar lay...Heaven save you, friend ! You seem to be happy to-day." " O yes, fair sirs," the rascal laughed And his voice rang free and glad, " An idle man has so much...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - Indiana - 1871 - 167 pages
...both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last as they came to a village gate, A beggar lay whistling...Heaven save you, friend ! You seem to be happy to-day." " O yes, fair sirs," the rascal laughed And his voice rang free and glad, " An idle man has so much...
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Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces

John Hay - 1873 - 167 pages
...both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last as they came to a village gate, A beggar lay whistling...Heaven save you, friend ! You seem to be happy to-day." "An idle man has so much to do That he never has time to be sad." "This is our man," the courier said;...
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Dick's Recitations and Readings, Issue 6

William Brisbane Dick - Readers - 1877
...sit, And both bemoaned then- lot ; For one bad buried hia wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate ; A beggar lay...laughed, and rolled On the grass in the soft June ah-. And one of them said, " Heaven save you, friend, You seem to be happy to-day." " Oh, yes, fair...
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The modern elocutionist, compiled and ed. by J.A. Jennings

John Andrew Jennings - 1878
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate, A beggar lay whistling there! He whistled, and sung, and laughed, and rolled On the grass in the soft June air. The weary courtiers paused and looked...
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Elmo's Model Speaker for Platform, School and Home, Arranged on an Entirely ...

Thomas W. Handford - Recitations, American - 1881 - 410 pages
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate ; A beggar lay...Heaven save you, friend You seem to be happy to-day." "O yes, fair sirs," the rascal laughed, And his voice rang free and glad ; "An idle man has so much...
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Selections of American Humour in Prose and Verse

American humour - American wit and humor - 1883 - 318 pages
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate, A beggar lay...Heaven save you, friend ! You seem to be happy to-day." " O yes, fair sirs," the rascal laughed, And his voice rang free and glad ; "An idle man has so much...
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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 3

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - Wit and humor - 1884
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate, A beggar lay...rolled On the grass in the soft June air. The weary courtiers paused and looked At the scamp so blithe and gay ; And one of them said, " Heaven save you,...
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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 3

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - Wit and humor - 1884
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot ; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate, A beggar lay...rolled On the grass in the soft June air. The weary courtiers paused and looked At the scamp so blithe and gay ; And one of them said, " Heaven save you,...
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The Speaker's Garland, Volume 6

P. Garrett - 1885
...sit, And both bemoaned their lot; For one had buried his wife, he said, And the other one had not. At last they came to a village gate; A beggar lay whistling there ; He whittled and sang and laughed, and rolled On the grass in the soft, June air. The weary couriers paused...
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