Noon, Volume 1, Issue 4

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W. S. Lord., 1901

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Page 73 - IT was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!
Page 73 - God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!" The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, "Ho! what have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!
Page 74 - The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, I see, quoth he, the Elephant Is very like a rope! And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long. Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!
Page 74 - The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear, Said : "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most ; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an elephant Is very like a fan !" The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see...
Page 7 - MANY a long, long year ago, Nantucket skippers had a plan Of finding out, though " lying low," How near New York their schooners ran. They greased the lead before it fell, And then by sounding, through the night, Knowing the soil that stuck so well, They always guessed their reckoning right. A skipper gray, whose eyes were dim. Could tell, by tasting, just the spot, And so below he 'd " douse the glim," — After, of course, his "something hot.
Page 84 - There were three sailors of Bristol city Who took a boat and went to sea. But first with beef and captain's biscuits And pickled pork they loaded she. There was gorging Jack and guzzling Jimmy, And the youngest he was little Billee. Now when they got as far as the Equator They'd nothing left but one split pea. Says gorging Jack to guzzling Jimmy, " I am extremely hungaree." To gorging Jack says guzzling Jimmy, " We've nothing left, us must eat we.
Page 74 - the elephant Is very like a snake !" The Fourth reached out his eager hand, And felt about the knee, "What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain" quoth he ; "Tis clear enough the elephant Is very like a tree !" The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear, Said : "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most ; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an elephant Is very like a fan...
Page 80 - Whereas, on certain boughs and sprays Now divers birds are heard to sing, And sundry flowers their heads upraise, Hail to the coming on of Spring ! The songs of those said birds arouse The memory of our youthful hours, As green as those said sprays and boughs, As fresh and sweet as those said flowers. The birds aforesaid — happy pairs — Love, 'mid the aforesaid boughs, inshrines In freehold nests; themselves their heirs, Administrators, and assigns.
Page 88 - Why from a comfortable pillow start To see faint flushes in the east awaken? A fig, say I, for any streaky part, Excepting bacon. An early riser Mr. Gray has drawn, Who used to haste the dewy grass among, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn

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