The Fudge Family in Paris

The Fudge Family in Paris

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...tendrils, are curling, And founts of red currant-juice round them are purling. Here, Dick, arm in arm as we chattering stray, And receive a few civil " God-dems" by the For, 'tis odd, these mounseers, --though we've wasted our wealth And our strength, till we've thrown ourselves into a phthisic, To cram down their throats an old King for their health, As we whip little children to make them take physic; Yet, spite of our good-natur'd money and slaugh ter;---. They hate us, as Beelzebub hates holy-water! But who the deuce cares, Dick, as long as they nourish us. Neatly as now, and good cookery flourishes bells, to thirsty tradesmen or wearied messengers."--See Lady Morgan's lively description of the streets of Paris, -in her very amusing work upon France, Book 6. These gay, portable fountains, from which the groseille water is administered, are among the most characteristic ornaments of the streets of Paris. Long as, by bay'nets protected, we Natties, May have our full fling at their salmis and pities? And, truly, I always declar'd 'twould be pity To burn to the ground such a choice-feeding city: Had Dad but his way, he'd have long ago blown The whole batch to old Nick--and the people, I own, looks If for no other cause than their curst monkey Well deserve a blow up--but then, damn it, their Cooks! As to Marshals, and Statesmen, and all their whole lineage, spinage; For aught that I care, you may knock them to But think, Dick, their Cooks--what a loss to mankind! What a void in the world would their art leave behind! Their chronometer spits--their intense salamanders--Their ovens--their pots, that can soften old ganders, All vanish'd forever--their miracles o'er, And the Marmite Perpetuelle bubbling no more! " Cette...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543475
  • 9781236543479