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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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Favorite Poems from the Best Authors: Humorous Poems

Children's poetry - 1894 - 245 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...go to heaven ! " But all in vain : each time I try, The little idiot makes reply, " I ain't had more nor seven ! " POSTSCRIPT. To borrow Wordsworth's name...
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The Popular Elocutionist and Reciter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - Readers - 1894 - 564 pages
...case," I stammered out, " Of coui'se you've had eleven ; " The maiden answer'd with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven ! " I wondered hugely what she...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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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry, Selected from the ..., Volume 1

Ainsworth Rand Spofford - Wit and humor - 1894
...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...bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are seut For telling taradiddles. "Now if you don't reform," said I, "You 'll never go to heaven !" But...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 182

English literature - 1895
...you've had eleven." The maiden answer' d with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven." • • * ' " Now if you don't reform," said I, " You'll never go...idiot makes reply, " I ain't had more nor seven." ' But Leigh possessed more grace than Bon Gaultier. He seems to have been pierced by compunctions for...
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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - American poetry - 1902 - 407 pages
...course 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;...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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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - American poetry - 1902 - 407 pages
...out, " Of course you've had eleven." The maiden answer'd with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven ! " 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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A Treasury of Humorous Poetry: Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - American poetry - 1902 - 407 pages
...out, " Of course you've had eleven." The maiden answer'd with a pout, " I ain't had more nor seven ! " 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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A Parody Anthology

Carolyn Wells - Parodies - 1904 - 397 pages
...answered 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 taradiddles. ic Now, if you won't reform," said I, " You 'll never go to Heaven." But all in vain ; each time I...
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A Century of Parody and Imitation

Walter Jerrold, Robert Maynard Leonard - English poetry - 1913 - 429 pages
...And said, ' I'm bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are sent For telling tarradiddles. ' Now, if you don't reform/ said I, ' You'll never go...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 Century of Parody and Imitation

Walter Jerrold, Robert Maynard Leonard - English poetry - 1913 - 429 pages
...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, ' Now, if you don't reform/ said I, ' You'll never go to heaven.' But all in vain; each time I try,...
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