Lays of Ind

Lays of Ind

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the side together. But when it calmed, and the bloom appeared Again on the lady's cheek, They loveyed and doveyed, and ducked and deared, From end to end of the week. They spooned from morn to eventide, They lived and they breathed on spoon; When the weather forbad the spooning outside, They did it in the saloon. They never wearied, they seemed each day Fresh ecstasy to imbibe; And they gazed in each other's eyes in a way That I really can't describe. And once ere long 'twas my lot to see What shocked my sensitive taste--They were sitting as close as wax, and he Had his arm about her waist. They had quite forgotten the world and me, Till I uttered a loud "Ahem!" Ah! what were I, and the ship, and the sea, And the passengers all, to them? And later on in the voyage, I grieve To state that it got to this, Before you could properly call it eve They were seen and heard to kiss! Oh, lucky Sniggles! Oh, happy pair! 'Tis pleasant to be adored; But to do it in public's hardly fair To the other folk on board. And I hope when the flush of passion dies, And you're both a little older, That--only before third parties' eyes--Your spooning will be colder. I'm somehow feeling a little bored With all their district gup; They're not bad fellows; but, thank the Lord, The party has broken up! There's McCaul, the Collector, our biggest gun, A capital hand at whist, And passable company, when he's done Prosing over "the List." I'm sick to death of his grumbling, though, For ever about his luck; And the story I rather think I know Of every pig he's stuck. There's Jones, his clever conceited sub., The "Competition" elect, A youth into whom I should like to rub A liniment of respect; An honest lad, though a bit absurd! And his diction may...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542355
  • 9781236542359