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

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 pages
...Brown, Vir nulla nan donandus latiru." Winthrop Mackworth Pratd [1802-1839] THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being...infernal Chitty; — Years, years ago, while all my joy Were in my fowling-piece and filly; In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell in love with Laura Lilly....
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Poems of the English Race

Raymond Macdonald Alden - Poetry - 1921 - 410 pages
...the Fisherman Could tell the reason why ! (1827) THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED Years, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being...with writing themes, Or yawned o'er this infernal Chitty;4 Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly, — In short, while...
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The Little Book of Society Verse

Society verse - 1922 - 355 pages
...gathering flowers Will be an hundred years ago. THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK 288 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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Keats to Morris

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876
...LACIIA." THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEABS — years ago — ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise and on either hand, And keep the bridge with me ? " Then out spake Spurius Lartius, A Ramnian proud was joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly ; In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell hi love with Laura...
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The Cambridge Book of Lesser Poets

Sir John Collings Squire - English poetry - 1927 - 470 pages
...WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED The Belle of the Ball-room •\T~EARS — years ago — ere yet my dreams X Had been of being wise or 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...
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Noon, Volume 1, Issue 7

1901
...Chloris, Call me Lalage, or Doris, Only, only call me thine," [ Samuel T, Coleridge N 0 0 N ARS — years ago, — ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise or witty, — 'e I had done with writing themes, Or yawned o'er this infernal Cluttyl; Years, years ago, while...
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