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" Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me: "A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit,"— Which I know was very clever; but I didn't understand it. "
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1865
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Fifty "Bab" Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense

William Schwenck Gilbert - Ballads, English - 1878 - 255 pages
...enormous. MISTER CLOSE expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me ; And MISTER MARTIN TUPPER sent the following reply to me : " A fool is bent...upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit," — Which I know was very clever ; but I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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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
...rage enormous. Mr. Close, expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me; And Mr. Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me: "A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit." Which I know was very clever ; but I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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The Parlor Muse: A Selection of Vers de Société from Modern Poets

Oliver Bell Bunce - English poetry - 1884 - 96 pages
...enormous. Mister Close expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me. And Mister Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me : "A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit," Which I know was very clever ; but I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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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
...rage enormous. Mr. Close expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me ; And Mr. Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me : "A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit." Which I know was very clever; but I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend, Volume 5

Northumberland (England) - 1891
...enormous. Mister Close expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me ; And Mr. Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me : "A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit " — Which I know was very clever, but I didn't understand it. A NEW NAME FOB HARRIERS. A country-woman who visited...
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The Great Secret and Its Unfoldment in Occultism: A Record of Forty Years ...

Charles Maurice Davies - Spiritualism - 1895 - 317 pages
...: — " Mister Close expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me. And Mister Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me : — 'A fool is bent...course, was very clever; but I didn't understand it." Really the following replies from the "leading scientists" were much of the same order. Especially...
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The "Bab" Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense

William Schwenck Gilbert - Ballads, English - 1901 - 184 pages
...enormous. MISTER CLOSE expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me, And MISTER MARTIN TUPPER sent the following reply to me : — "A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit," Which I know was very clever ; but I did n't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - American poetry - 1902 - 407 pages
...into a rage Mister Close expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me; And Mister Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me : " A fool is bent...upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit," — Which I know was very clever ; but I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - American poetry - 1902 - 407 pages
...into a rage Mister Close expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me; And Mister Martin Tupper sent the following reply to me : " A fool is bent...upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit," — Which I know was very clever; but I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia, China,...
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The Bab Ballads: With which are Included Songs of a Savoyard

William Schwenck Gilbert - Ballads - 1904 - 563 pages
...enormous. MISTER CLOSE expressed a wish that he could only get anigh to me. And MISTER MARTIN TUPPER sent the following reply to me : — " A fool is bent upon a twig, but wise men dread a bandit." Which I think must have been clever, for I didn't understand it. Seven weary years I wandered — Patagonia,...
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