Three Score Poems

Three Score Poems

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...told, the poor man tried to do, But slipped, and quickly disappeared from view; The farmer heard him shouting as he fell, And running over saw him down the well; Anxious he cried: "Say did you kick the bucket When you fell in? I think you kind o' struck it." The neighbor in the well quite angry grew, And cried, "If I get out, sir, I'll kick you!" The farmer, thus, his folly, made to see, Said, "Well, I think it would be good for me; For draggin' you from where your labor led To see a bucket empty as my head!" The neighbor to the rope himself soon tied, The farmer hauled--they soon stood side by side. They both looked to the rope, only to see Two staves, a hoop and handle swinging free The ruins of "the latest bucket out," Thus swayed and dangled uselessly about The farmer said, "For being over-vain I've learnt a lesson an' I won't complain." "And so have I," the other said, "My friend, I turned from business fearing to offend, But my sore bones, wet clothes and aching head, Have taught me what I should have done instead, To keep straight on in duty's well-marked way, And stand no fooling on a busy day. A FISH STORY. Up from the sea, a peasant came, To where his native village lay, Said he, "I'll make them all believe I've seen a wondrous iish to-day." He reached at length a single street That through the little hamlet ran; The lying tale he'd coined he told To every passing country-man. "Yes," he said, "upon the beach, Just round the bend, towards the South, The waves have cast a monstrous fish, Which, stranded, lies with gaping mouth; Oh, if you saw it squirm and twist, And with its huge tail lash the ground I Then raise its horned head in the air, As more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492935
  • 9781236492937