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" He was chubby and plump — a right jolly old elf — And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. "
The Rover - Page 207
edited by - 1844
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Melodies for Childhood

Children's poetry - 1857 - 260 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink...
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The Guardian, Volumes 8-9

Conduct of life - 1857
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself. A wink...
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A Third Class Reader: Consisting of Etxracts in Prose and Verse, for the Use ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1857 - 182 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 16

1858
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...his head like a wreath ; He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly. He was chubby and plump,...
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The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Robert Aris Willmott, Evert Augustus Duyckinck - American poetry - 1858 - 616 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...his head like a wreath; He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly. He was chubby and plump,...
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A Third Class Reader: Consisting of Etxracts in Prose and Verse, for the Use ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1858 - 182 pages
...were like roses, his nose like a cherry; His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow', And the beard of his chin was as .white as the snow*; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. 8. He was chubby and plump*, a right jolly old elf, And I laugh'd when I saw him', in spite of myself\...
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A Third[-fourth] Class Reader

George Stillman Hillard - 1859
...were like roses, his nose like a cherry; His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink...
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The Courtship and Adventures of Jonathan Homebred; Or, The Scrapes and ...

Howard Paul - American wit and humor - 1860 - 306 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin ivas as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke...his head like a wreath. He had a broad face, and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly ; He was chubby and plump...
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The Intermediate Reader: For the Use of Schools : with an Introductory ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1843 - 246 pages
...little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow ; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. 6. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,8 And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself....
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