The Manx Witch and Other Poems

The Manx Witch and Other Poems

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...was pull't2 Very sore in his heart; and the Pazon was kind, And so, ye see, he didn mind--No--And then he 'splaint3 and 'splaint, Aw, uncommon! And--The Testament, And the Ould and the New, and close akin, But still for all the differin--And dispensin and that. And all about ghoses, And divils, and Samuel, and Moses; 1 Have given. 2 Pulled. 3 Explained. And the power of the evil one, and them dirts That was possessin people, unclean spir'ts, And spir'ts of infirmity--just so; And that muck of divils that was suffered to go Into the pigs, that was feedin away--Muck1 to muck! lek a body might say--And drowned in the waters. And Christ to send them About their biznuss, and take and pin them In the only place they gor a right to, And sure enough that's hell. And they'll try to Ger2 out for a sthrowl, no doubt; but they can't--And their power is gone; and no matter the haunt Or the used of3 a place, or a pesson's body, They're done complate. Some niddy-noddy Of a poor craythur you'll be seein still On the counthry goin; but unpozzible For these divils to touch them, bein innocent--Wutches! no! But others rent With fire and fury, and they're callin, Insane, and that, and shoutin and bawlin--Aw, as mad as brute bases--1 Pig (Manx). 2 Get out. 3 How much they are used to. But just a disase like other disases. But mutches! we've got nothin to say with--Watches! They're tuk and done away with Altogether; got the sack; And Christ that done it, and that's a fact! And Baalim and Ashtaroth, Heaven's queen and mother both--Somethin like that--but I'll take my oath--A Roman? the Pazon! God bless your sowl! Not him; but, if I may make so bouT, Just houl' your jaw! And--The Libyc Amman, The chap with the horns; and ould Mammon, That must ha' been a surt more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842804
  • 9781236842800