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" Irish brains he would spin ; Who received prose and rhyme with a promising grin — " Go a-head, you queer fish, and more power to your fin," But to save from starvation stirred never a pin. Light for long was his heart, though his breeches were thin,... "
The West of Scotland in History: Being Brief Notes Concerning Events, Family ... - Page 117
by Joseph Irving - 1885 - 359 pages
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1832
...portion soon spent — like the poor heir of Lynn— He turned author ere yet there was beard on his ckm, And, whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your...doctor, from claret to gin), Which led swiftly to jail, and consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave...
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A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions: On the Most ...

Silvester Tissington - Epitaphs - 1857 - 517 pages
...your fin,' But to save from starvation stirred never a pin. Light for long was his heart, thoughhis breeches were thin, Else his acting for certain, was...Doctor from claret to gin), Which led swiftly to gaol, and consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave to die...
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The Fraserian Papers of the Late William Maginn, LL. D.: Annotated, with a ...

William Maginn - 1857 - 358 pages
...long was his heart, though his breeches were thin, Else his acting, for certain, was equal to Quinn; But at last he was beat, and sought help of the bin...Doctor, from claret to gin), Which led swiftly to jail, with consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave...
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Temple Bar: A London Magazine for Town and Country Readers, Volume 14

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1865
...to set himself up as to tin: So, his portion soon spent, — like the poor heir of Lynn, He turned author, ere yet there was beard on his chin; And,...Doctor, from claret to gin); Which led swiftly to jail, and consumption therein. It was much, when the hones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1860
...your fin,' But to save from starvation stirred never a pin. Light for long was his heart, though bis breeches were thin. Else his acting, for certain,...swiftly to gaol, with consumption therein. It was much, where the bones rattled loose in th« skin, He got leave to die here, out of Babylon's din. Barring...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1860
...though his breeches were thin. Else his acting, for certain, was equal to Quin. But at last he WHS beat, and sought help of the bin, (All the same to...swiftly to gaol, with consumption therein. It was much, where the bones rattled loose ia th« skin, He got leave to die here, out of Babylon's din. Barring...
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A century of anecdote from 1760 to 1860, Volume 1

John Timbs - Anecdotes - 1864
...author ere yet there was beard on his chin, And, whoever was out, or whoever was in, For your tones his fine Irish brains he would spin ; Who received...doctor, from claret to gin), Which led swiftly to jail, and consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave...
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A Century of Anecdote from 1760-1860, Volume 2

John Timbs - Anecdotes - 1864
...tories his fine Irish brains he would spin ; Who received prose and rhyme with a promising grin— But to save from starvation stirred never a pin. Light...the same to the doctor, from claret to gin), Which Jed swiftly to jail, and consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin,...
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English Eccentrics and Eccentricities, Volume 2

John Timbs - Characters and characteristics - 1866
...to set himself up as to tin ; So, his portion soon spent, like the poor heir of Lynn — He turned author ere yet there was beard on his chin, And, whoever...doctor, from claret to gin), Which led swiftly to jail, and consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave...
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English Eccentrics and Eccentricities, Volume 2

John Timbs - Characters and characteristics - 1866
...fine Irish brains he would spin ; Who received prose and rhyme with a promising grin — " Go a-heaH, you queer fish, and more power to your fin," But to...doctor, from claret to gin), Which led swiftly to jail, and consumption therein. It was much, when the bones rattled loose in the skin, He got leave...
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