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" I wondered hugely what she meant, And said, "I'm bad at riddles; But I know where little girls are sent For telling taradiddles. "Now, if you don't reform," said I, " You'll never go to heaven." But all in vain; each time I try, That little idiot makes... "
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Carols of Cockayne

Henry Sambrooke Leigh - Poetry, Modern - 1869 - 207 pages
...answer'd, with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven !" I wonder'd hugely what she meant, And said, " I 'm bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are...I ain't had more nor seven." POSTSCRIPT. To borrow WORDSWORTH'S name was wrong, Or slightly misapplied ; And so I 'd better call my song, " Lines after...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...answered with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven I " I wondered hugely what she meant, And said, " I 'm bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are...telling taradiddles. " Now if you don't reform," said I, " You '11 never go to heaven ! " But all in vain ; each time I try The little idiot makes reply, "...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...answered with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven I " I wondered hugely what she meant, And said, " 1 'in bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are...telling taradiddles. "Now if you don't reform," said I, "You '11 never go to heaven ! " But all in vain ; each time I try The little idiot makes reply, " I...
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London Society, Volume 32

English literature - 1877
...with a pi,ut, " I aiu't had more nor seven !" I wondcr'd largely what she meant, And said, " I'm" bud at riddles ; But I know where little girls are sent For telling taradiddles. Now if you won't reform," said I, " You'll never go to heaven." But all in vain ; each time I try, That little...
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Carols of Cockayne

Henry Sambrooke Leigh - 1880
...answer'd, with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven !" I wonder' d hugely what she meant, And said, " I 'm bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are sent For telling taradiddle?. " Now, if you don't reform," said I, " You Tl never go to heaven." But all In vain ; each...
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The Witty and Humorous of the English Poets: With Specimens Arranged in Periods

William Davenport Adams - Poetry - 1880 - 335 pages
...answer'd with a pout, ' I ain't had more nor seven !' I wonder'd hugely what she meant, And sail i , ' I'm bad at riddles ; But I know where little girls are sent ' Now, if you won't reform,' said I, You'll never go heaven.' But all in vain ; each time I try, That...
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Poetical Ingenuities and Eccentricities

William T. Dobson - Alliteration - 1882 - 254 pages
...the case,' I stammered out, 'Of course you've had eleven.' The maiden answered with a pout, ' I ain't had more nor seven ! ' I wondered hugely what she meant, And said, ' I'm bad at riddles, * From the " Carols of Cockayne." But I know where little girls are sent For telling tarradiddles....
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 5

English wit and humor - 1888
...you've had eleven ; '' The maiden answer'd, with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven 1 " I wonder'd hugely what she meant, And said, " I'm bad at riddles,...That little idiot makes reply, "I ain't had more nor seven.'1 POSTSCRIPT. To borrow WORDSWORTH'S name was wrong, Or slightly misapplied ; And so I'd better...
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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 1

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - Wit and humor - 1884
...the case," I stammered out, "Of course you've had eleven." The maiden answered with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven ! " I wondered hugely what she...telling taradiddles. "Now if you don't reform," said I, " You '11 never go to heaven !" But all in vain ; each time I try The little idiot makes reply, " I...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 5

English wit and humor - 1888
...you've had eleven ; '' The maiden answer'd, with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven ! " I wonder'd hugely what she meant, And said, " I'm bad at riddles,...ain't had more nor seven.'' POSTSCRIPT. To borrow WORDSWORTH'S name was wrong, Or slightly misapplied ; And so I'd better call my song, " Lines after...
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