Ballads, Poems and Recitations

Ballads, Poems and Recitations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...fly, Go seek the shining waters of the Witham, Trent, or Wye. If trout and pike refuse to bite, 'tis health-recruiting time, Down by the river with the rod and the line. SEVEN-AND-SIX. 71 3EVEN-AND-SIX. CEVEN-AND-SIXPENCE a year, dus ta 'ear? Fur a good-fur-nowt dog like thee; Thah kno's very well thah't ribt worth it, Er why dus ta' blink so at me? Come, lift up them ears o' thine, wil'ta, And 'eer what thee gaffer's to say? Thah's been a good useful sarvant, But, for all that, thee time's up to-day; Thah's fowt for thee friends like a tiger; Thah's play'd wi' these bairns like a lamb--' But we can't find brass for thee license. Thah'll a' ta be throw in t'dam. Why, thah't whinin! Thee tail's stop'd waggin--Thah must understand what ah say; Very well, then, thah shan't go i't watter, We'll tak thee and gi' thee away: Else loise thee--but thah't owt but a beauty--Foaks al' say thah wur best lost ner fun; But we, that have reared thee and kno' thee, Al' loise a good friend when thah't gone. 72 SEVEX-AND SIXPENCE. When we come dahn stairs in a niornin, We s'll miss thee owd friendly wag, And at neet when we come thro't factory, Thah'll not meet us so fussy and glad. And these childer, how they'll but miss thee, When they hav'nt thee long ears to pull; Here, come and lig dahn upo' 'tarston--Can't ta' see that me heart is full? But thah't not gone yet, and thah kno's it, Er, why are 'ta wTaggin thee tail? Can't 'ta see what ah've just been thinkin To do wi' less bacca an ale? Ay, thah't an owd 'un! where's me hat? Thah's helped me to get ah't o't fix: Stop here; tak care o' these childer, Ah'll go and get Seven-and-Six. DEATH OF A FAVOURITE DOG. 73 IMPEOMPTU LINES ON THE DEATH OF A FAVOUEITE DOG. MOTHEE, parted from her children, Broken-hearted, died...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609204
  • 9781236609205