Ludibria Ventis [By J. Cameron]

Ludibria Ventis [By J. Cameron]

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ..."Gaping Goose" Ran off with Doctor Play-the-Deuce And danced him down--Down, derry, down! The Vicar, hesitating thrice, Stepped out and, with vicarious grace, Took Doctor Play-the-Deuce's place And tripped with Lady Beatrice. The Curate rising from his knees, Accepted by the Fair Louise, The tear of rapture in his een, A happier Lad was never seen! His heart wild throbbing like a banjo, Went off with her in a Fandango. A jolly Tar with Merry Meg To Starboard, Larboard cruised about: "Hoy, Messmates! Hoy, ahoy, Look out! My circle-sailing wooden leg!" With charming Princess Alice I Let my two legs ecstatic fly; Spontaneously they work away And leave me free to say my " Say," And pour into the Lady's ear A love-tale she was pleased to hear. The Blonde, the Blonde's the Waddling Widgeon, The Gipsy is the Tumbler Pigeon! Oh, my skipping Soul of Sprightly How we foot it! Oh, how lightly! My legs, Dear Girl, do what I will, I cannot, cannot keep them still. "Thou whirl'st me out of breath, Sir John, Thou hast the Shoes of Swiftness on." "Nay, Lady Lightfoot--that's a slip! In boots I'm buried to the hip! My shanks are drumsticks thin as lath, My boots would suit the Man of Gath! But, spite my Bucket-boots, with thee I am all elasticity! Now whirring swift my Love and I Zig-zagged like darting Dragon-fly; Anon, like Antelopes we bound And touch, or seem to touch the ground; "Bravo!" cried I--cried she, " Here goes!" And put forked lightning in her toes, And flashing them aloft, she sent Her slippers to the Firmament! My boots, to right and left they flew Like thunderbolts among the Crew; One kicked the Ecclesiastic Beau, The other laid the Captain low; To rage his Reverence giving...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764684
  • 9781236764683