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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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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 1

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 pages
...the case." I stammered cut, "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,..."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 Ache-inside."...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 3

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...case," 1 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, " 1 'm bad at riddles, But I know where little girls are sent For telling taradiddles. • Seepages/....
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...Cockayne The rapturous, wild, and ineffable pleasure Of drinking at somebody else's expense. 2480 'Only Seven' I wondered hugely what she meant, And said,...where little girls are sent For telling taradiddles.' 2481 'The Twins' In form and feature, face and limb, I grew so like my brother That folks got taking...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Cockayne The rapturous, wild, and ineffable pleasure Of drinking at somebody else's expense. 6206 'Only nd I am but a barren stock. 3280 (to troops at Tilbury on approach of Armada) I know I have 6207 'The Twins' In form and feature, face and limb, I grew so like my brother That folks got taking...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...obvious "whopper" of a fib was a tar(r)adiddle. HS Leigh, in Only Seven, a parody of Wordsworth, wrote: I wondered hugely what she meant And said: "I'm bad...But I know where little girls are sent For telling tarradiddles." WS Gilbert uses this in lolanthe. When Strephon is trying to explain to his sweetheart,...
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Noon, Volume 1, Issue 4

1901
...that's the case." I stammered out, "Of course you've had eleven." -' The maiden answered with a pout, 0 And said, "I'm bad at riddles, But I know where little...never 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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