The Spirit of English Wit

The Spirit of English Wit

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...of this extraordinary demand, he replied, " Because, I know, as soon as he is grown up, he will cheat me of my dues, by going to Paris to be hanged." A GOOD REASON FOR SITTING UP. WHY ne'er goes Dick to bed till four? You see his wife-I say no more. LIFE LIKE AND UNLIKE A JOURNEY.. N travel, pilgrims do oft ask and know, What miles they've gone, and what they have to go: Their way is tedious and their limbs oppress'd, And their desire is to be at rest... In life's more tedious journey, man delays To' inquire out the number of his days; He cares, not be, how slow his hours spend, Thejourney's better than the jouruey's end. THE SINGLE SPEECHED PARROT. THERE is an eastern story of a person who taught his parrot to repeat only the words, " What doubt is there of that?" He carried it to market for sale, fixing the price at a hundred rupees. A mogul asked the parrot, " Are you worth a hundred rupees?" The parrot answered, " What doubt is there of that?" The mogul was delighted, and bought the bird. He soon found out that this was all it could say: ashamed now of his bargain, he said to himself, " 1 was a fool to buy this bird." The parrot exclaimed as usual, " What doubt is there of that?" SIMPLICITY. A cOUurRYmm, being a witness in a court ofjustice, was asked by the counsel if he was born in wedlock.--" No, sir," answered the man, " I was born in Devonshire." GOOD LOGIC. IF the quick spirit, Delia, in your eye, Ere long will languish, and must one day die, If every beauty, every youthful grace, Must surely fly from that forsaken face; Then let us, lovely charmer, reap our joys, Ere cruel time such goodly...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863399
  • 9781236863393