The English Dance of Death Volume 2

The English Dance of Death Volume 2

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...dish, Of roast and boil'd, of Grill and Stew, Turtle and Ven'son and Ragout: And, as he with attention pauses At saucepans strong with fine-drawn Sauces, His mischief was quite charm'd to see. The poison of the Chemistry: _But while he made his purpose known To add a little of his own, The Cook, who was a man of might, And o'er his Kitchen claim'd a right, Determin'd to attack the Sprite. His right-hand did a Carver wield, A pot-lid serv'd him for a shield: Begone--he cried, or, with this point, I 'll dislocate you joint from joint, And I declare it, by my troth, I 'll take your bones and make them broth.--DEATH seiz'd the Roaster in his ire, As it was turning at the Fire; And fiercely, without more ado, He ran the Cook quite through and through There, He exclaim'd, you now are fitted;--With your own Turkey you are spitted; And of that Paunch I shall prepare An Entr-e.met for this day's fare. The Clock struck Seven, --it was the hour When my Lord us'd to feel the power That bred a craving near his heart For Courses two, and a Dessert. He rung his Bell, --' Pray what's the riot? ' Serve up the Dinner, and be quiet.'----' Sad news to tell, ' the Butler said, ' But poor Morel the Cook is dead: ' Struck, somehow, with I know not what, ' He sunk at once, and went to pot; ' He utter'd one tremendous groan, ' And fell as dead as any stone. ' The down-fall was with horrid clatter ' Of pot and dish, of pan and platter: ' The Kitchen-maids were all aghast, ' And all forgot my Lord's repast; ' Nay, whether stew'd, or roast or boil'd, ' I fear that ev'ry dish is...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852192
  • 9781236852199