Reynard the Fox, Reprod. in Rhyme [By S. Naylor]

Reynard the Fox, Reprod. in Rhyme [By S. Naylor]

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...was bruited, Went forth to see him executed: Whilst mob and raff, with jeer and scoff, 'Turned out' to see the Fox 'turned off; But chief the softer sex, who came To notice if the 'Cove died game.' The Wolf, and wife, the Cat, and Bear, Took charge of him, and brought him there. An office was it, every way, In which their whole devotion lay: And, as they guarded him along, They bantered him before the throng: So dense the mob, that, as they passed, .They feared to lose their prize at last. Jtel! Ijeit loudly 'gan the Wolf to shout 'Jf To all the bystanders, "Look out! / J Take heed! lest he escape us yet!" His face he then to 0rfrtiaU'0 set, And whispered in her ear: "Wife! thou Come help!--and keep a tight hold now!" To IBttltn next he turned, and said: i "If he get off, you 're good as dead! L, d5ritnalfem shall the hangman be, He 's handier with the rope, than we! And" (winking knowingly the while)-"He ties a noose in S$artt'n'0 style!" I'1l place the ladder firm, and fix it; For when we're on, I bet he kicks it." Said Bntt'n, "place the ladder right; I'1l prop it, like a man of might!" lEUpnartl the trio then addrest: "What profiteth my death, at best, To you who should protection give To me, your kinsman, whilst you live, And bear me sympathy in trouble--Not, by indifFrence, make it double? But worst the Wolfs heart must be aching N To see the part his wife is taking; No more she thinks on days gone by; Else would she screen from infamy Her once dear, now defenceless, lover! Since hap it must, I would 't were over! Ah! well I recollect the time They hanged my father for a crime; He dangled in a twinkling--though The crowd was not so vast below: Shame on ye to procrastinate, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516222
  • 9781236516220