The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Wife; A Hudibrastic Poem

The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Wife; A Hudibrastic Poem

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...He roll'd away and then uprose His moistened draplry to compose; But when she saw on looking round The fragments scattered o'er the ground, 1Qfnelver did the drealena c;f Drury is a a more eci e ury... " Sgefl: she exclaimed, " you horrid 1.?'rum, The matchless mischief you've been doing! These plants, I tell you, cost me more Than a year's tithes could.e'er restore. I Ill.luck in its worst guise, is seen, In that beshrivelled face and m.1en! Be gone, you old, ill.boding fright, . Haste, leave my house, and quit my sight! The lemon.scented moss that came From--I've forgot the frightful name, ' And my conundrum tulip's gone, A flower so rare, that's scarcely known In an hot.house but my own.. It ma es my blood with vengeance boil, That you this EDEN.should despoil! " EDEN" he said, I.I it may appear, For I behold a Serpent here; Though not with one attractive feature To tempt the heart of human creature." " Gard'ners," she cried, " where are you all? Expel this instant from the hall This saucy parson, chase him hence, And.kick him for his insolence." At him the wat'ring pot she threw, His arms repelled it as it flew, When it returned a hollow sound, As it bounced from the verdant ground. But when a fork she sought to wield, The Doctor did not wait to yield, But to the fury left the field; And with uick steps the prudent sage Sought re u e at the Vicarage: Where, with his pipe and balmy ale, He Jflkfid and told his curious tale. " But how." said he, " does she contrive And what are they who thus submit To her strange pranks and ribald wit?" " Good Doctor Syntax. have you been So many years...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950372
  • 9781236950376