The Skylark; Being an Elegant Collection of the Best and Newest Songs in the English Language

The Skylark; Being an Elegant Collection of the Best and Newest Songs in the English Language

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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. 1797* edition. Excerpt: ...morn? Dost not think it a scent-laying day? With the heart.cheering hounds, and enrapturing horn, To the coppice let's hasten away. The morning is fresh, and the winds are all still. The day-light approaches apace, The bright God of Day tips with gold the blue hill, And awaits for the charms of the chace. Second Sport/man. This morn, by a shepherd (hard by) was I told, That Old Reynard has been in the sield, And stole a young lambkin away from the ford, Besides many more that he kill'd. Then to horse, let's away, and abroad with the hounds; We'll draw yonder copse, if you please, Where echo shall double and treble the sounds, And the traitor reclines at his ease. First Sportsman Tis agreed: come away, sound, found the gay horn, The hounds are impatient to go; And blushing Aurora, fair Queen of the morn, Will chide us for loitering fo, Stcand the woods; The hounds and the horn shall combine, With echo's sweet notes rolling over the floods: May such rapture for ever be mine! VV To the hunting of the hare? In the morning, in fair and pleasant weather, . With our horses, and our hounds, We will scour o'er the grounds, And Tantara, Huzza, brave boys, we will follow.. When poor Puss doth rife, Then away from us lhe flies, And we give her a thundering hollow;. With our horses and our hounds We will pull her courage downj And Tantara, Huzza, brave boys, we will follow. When poor Puss is kill'd. We retire from the sield, To be merry, boys, and drink away all sorrow;; We have-nothing more to fear, But to drown old father Care, And to banish, Huzza, all his wants till to-morrow 7 E sons of dull sloth, who in cities reside, Insipid yourselves, ye our sports may deride; We envy you not all your honours or wealth: Our object is pleasure, united with more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504607
  • 9781236504609