Motley. Prose and Verse; Grave and Gay. by Cuthbert Bede

Motley. Prose and Verse; Grave and Gay. by Cuthbert Bede

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...to their disgust and consternation, "Ere I begin, you must hand in your proofs of vaccination." IX. "Of vaccination!" both cried out; said Smith," I've got the ring, sir, And here's my bride--so don't talk stuff', but read the proper thing, sir!" Yet this was all the priest vouchsafed, to poor Smith's indignation, "I can't begin till you hand in your proofs of vaccination! z. '' Pooh! pooh!" said Smith; "it's quite absurd!" Miss Brown said "'twas ridie'lous!" l: An ill-timed joke," said Smith, "with which you wish, good sir, to tickle us; We're both quite sound in wind and limb, if that was what, old cock, you meant." The priest replied, " You'll get no bride until / get the document! XI. ' The law requires it." "Blow the law! it's always interfering! Twas so in England, and 'tis so in this land that we're here in. We've both been vaccinated--we'll declare through thin and thick it's True what we say, but in that day they didn't give us tickets."' XII. Then said the priest, "You must then, sir, repeat the vaccination: Hard by there lives a leech who will perform the operation. And, surely, in that valued state of wedlock, 'twill enhance its Worth not a bit to know that it could stand tne test of lancets!" XIII. Then Mr. Smith he thought it best his angry thoughts to smother, When tall Miss Brown with pathos cried, " Let's bleed for one another!" The leech was brought; she bared her arm; with pride Smith did behold her; And soon the fleam, with rapid gleam, thrice prick'd her snowy shoulder. xiv. "Will you love me then as now 1" she cried; "now while your love lies bleeding?" "Dearest, then I'll love thee...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557522
  • 9781236557520