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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...don't refuse to take you back If you'll behave discreetly: If you'll abstain From lawless gain, Rebelliousness and treason, You shall re-grace Your former place--Because I hare my reason: Though you may be of little worth And limited resources, 1 find that no one else on earth Will list to my discourses; Though your command Of brain and hand May be beneath despising, Through all the land None else will stand My lengthy moralising. And as it's hard, and nothing less, To find a fellow baulked at His fondest hobby, to possess A someone to be talked at; And as my great And chief est hate--(And there I it is surprising What hate I do Give vent unto!)--Is all soliloquising; You'll have henceforth a double wage Which may secure your hearing Me out, whenever I engage In--hi 1 you're disappearing 1 How could you dare t Resume your chair 1 There--there, Matilda, steady I I have a most Improving host Of long "reflections" ready. Matilda Jane, I have a rough Vituperative fit on: I want some substance hard and tough And palpable, to sit on; A something stout, And, say, about As durable as leather: So go, and hack, And brine me back A lump of London weather. I want some stuff that's filled with wet, Nor needs re-soaking often, Because I find, with much regret, I have a corn to soften; Some staff of damp And spongy stamp; Be off, Matilda; bring it--My meaning's clear--Some atmosphere; And mind you partly wring it! A Mbmhbb of a noble family in Germany is, in default of any higher title, styled a "Von." Henoe "a von at Lloyds'" has become a symbol of perfection.. Printed by JUDD CO., Phoenix Works, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commnu, and Published (for the Proprietors), at 158, Fleet Street.C--London, September 94,1879 " more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639650
  • 9781236639653