Countryside Songs. Songs and Ballads

Countryside Songs. Songs and Ballads

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... a swiftly rushin' shoal, Their net they shot and found they'd got a purty tidy haul. But when a dozen yards of mesh they'd plumped into the hold, They saw their fish were fine say-rats, which made their blood run cold, As around and around them they screeched and rolled. But ere each rat could rip his way from out the noosin' net, Bedad, the jaws of Towzer or the claws of Tom he met. Then safely our two fishermen rowed home from out the bay, And Tom and Towzer from that time were haroes you may say, Round about the country-side, many and many a day. SONGS AND BALLADS LOVE'S WISHES Would I were Erin's apple-blossom o'er you, Or Erin's rose, in all its beauty blown, To drop my richest petals down before you, Within the garden where you walk alone, ' In hope you'd turn and pluck a little Posy, With loving fingers through my foliage pressed, And kiss it close and set it blushing rosy 'Io sigh out all its sweetness on your breast. Would I might take a pigeon's flight towards you, And perch beside your window-pane above, And murmur how my heart of hearts it hoards you, O hundred thousand treasures of my love; In hope you'd stretch your slender hand and take me, And smooth my wildly-fluttering wings to rest, And lift me to your loving lips and make me My bower of blisses in your loving breast. And when the dew no longer pearls your roses, Nor gems your footprint on the glittering lawn, I 'd follow you into the forest closes In the fond image of your sfsortiue fawn; Till you should woo me 'neath the wavering tor/er With coaxing tall and friendly hands and eyes, Where never yet a happy human lover His head has pillowed----mine to emparadise. SONGS OF MANY WATERS...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974719
  • 9781236974716