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" Were in my fowling-piece and filly; In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell in love with Laura Lilly. I saw her at the County Ball; There, when the sounds of flute and fiddle Gave signal sweet in that old hall Of hands across and... "
The Literary souvenir; or, Cabinet of poetry and romance, ed. by A.A. Watts - Page 111
edited by - 1831
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Poems

Winthrop Mackworth Praed - 1886
...Tom! wo shall meet again; and yet I cannot leave you my direction!" IIL—THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM. YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being...or witty ; Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty ; Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and...
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Lyria Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - English poetry - 1889 - 360 pages
...Their lyre, at all times, in all places, alike. Henry Luttrell. CCCI.XXXVI. THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM. YEARS — years ago, — ere yet my dreams Had been...witty, — Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty; — Years — years ago, — while all my joy Was in my fowling-piece...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1890 - 383 pages
...THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had lieen of being wise and witty ; ire I had done with writing themes, Or yawned o'er this infernal C'hitty, -- fears, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly ; n short, while I was yet...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1890 - 383 pages
...Ireland, Were it fifty times less fair. WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED. [1801-1839.] THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise and witty ; Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawned o'er this infernal Chitty, — Years, years...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Social and Occasional ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson, Coulson Kernahan - English poetry - 1891 - 425 pages
...And Holland's my host, and the season is June. Henry Luttrett. CCCLIIL THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM. Had been of being wise or witty,— Ere I had done with writing themes, YEARS—years ago,—ere yet my dreams Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty;— Years—years ago,—while...
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Poems

Austin Dobson, Frederick Locker-Lampson, Winthrop Mackworth Praed - English poetry - 1892 - 71 pages
...— I'd keep her. Go! And tell her that I told you so. Frederick Locker. THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM. YEARS — years ago, — ere yet my dreams Had been...witty, — Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty; — Years — years ago, — while all my joy Was in my fowling-piece...
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Favorite Poems from the Best Authors: Humorous Poems

Children's poetry - 1894 - 245 pages
...express, When by night I got her answer, "Come to-morrow evening — Yes." UNKNOWN. THE BELLE OP THE BALL. Years, years ago, — ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise and witty ; Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawned o'er this infernal Chitty, — Years, years...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897
...slab before you, "•Hie jacet GVLIELMVS BROWN. I'ir nullii non JomniJus lauru." THE BELLE OF THE BALL YEARS, years ago. ere yet my dreams Had been of being...this infernal Chitty; Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly, — In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell in love with Laura...
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Gems of Genius in Poetry and Art: From the Kings and Queens of Thought : and ...

Frederick Saunders, Minnie K. Davis - American poetry - 1899 - 743 pages
...ancestral tree. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. THE BELLE OF THE BALLROOM. ARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams I Had been of being wise or witty ; Ere I had done with writing themes, Or rawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty ; Years, years ago, while all my j Were In my fowling-piece and filly...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 17

Literature - 1901
...drunk or dry ; And none but he and the fisherman Could tell the reason why I THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEARS — years ago — ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise and witty ; Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty ; Years, years...
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