Strains from the Strand, Trifles in Verse

Strains from the Strand, Trifles in Verse

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...a Dean will effect the espousal, And, after the nuptials are o'er. The great Gunter provides a carousal For sixty partakers and more. Though correct and complete in my clothing, I feel quite a martyr to-day; And regard with a fear and a loathing The part they request me to play. I must never betray on one feature The pangs that I struggle to hide; I am groomsman to Brown, lucky creature! And lately made love to the bride! "(H, bear me hence," the maiden cried, --" "Your steeds are strong and fleet; Nay, tell me not you're full inside, And cannot spare a seat. Fly--swiftly as the swallow flies--And set me safely down Where sick to death my mother lies, Away in Somers Town." "What ho, conductor! Prithee stay!" Exclaimed the City man; "Come, waft me to the Bank, I pray, As quickly as you can. Up Ludgate Hill, and thence through Chepe, Insanely, fiercely dash; My needs are great, my troubles deep--Our firm has gone to smash!" "Look sharp," the maddened father sobbed, "Your dawdling drives me wild; I'm broken-hearted, ruined, robbed--My fair, my only child! At school, as far away as Bow, I left the erring girl; But scarce a dozen hours ago She bolted with an earl!" 84 STRAINS FROM THE STRAND. "Blackwall, conductor, for your life!" The stricken husband wept. "Since last I saw my missing wife I've neither drunk nor slept; But now far eastward am I bound, For near the Isle of Dogs A body in the night was found Resembling Martha Moggs!" Who says the bold conductor leads A life of little care? On lip and brow he daily reads The symptoms of despair. Ah, London passengers full oft, Whichever way they ride, Though looking lively up aloft, Feel very ill inside! ALL ON ONE more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663473X
  • 9781236634733