A Whimsey Anthology

A Whimsey Anthology

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... wary, His choicest drink was "home gooseberry." On swipes, skim-milk, and smallest beer, he Hunted rhyme for his Tipperary. Had he imbibed good old Madeira, Drank pottle-deep of golden sherry Of Falstaff's sack, or ripe Canary, No rhyme had lacked for Tipperar Or had his tastes been literary, He might have found extemporary Without the aid of dictionary, Some fitting rhyme for Tipperary. Or had he seen an antiquary, Burnt midnight oil in his library, Or been of temper less "camstary," Rhymes had not lacked for Tipperary. He paced about his aviary, Blew up, sky-high, his secretary, And then in wrath and anger sware he, There was no rhyme for Tipperary. Dr. Fitzgerald. THE DONERAILE LITANY A LAS! how dismal is my tale!--I lost my watch in Doneraile; My Dublin watch, my chain and seal, Pilfered at once in Doneraile. May fire and brimstone never fail To fall in showers on Doneraile; May all the leading fiends assail The thieving town of Doneraile. As lightnings flash across the vale, So down to hell with Doneraile; The fate of Pompey at Pharsale, Be that the curse of Doneraile. May beef or mutton, lamb or veal, Be never found in Doneraile; But garlic-soup and scurvy kail Be still the food for Doneraile. And forward as the creeping snail The industry be of Doneraile; May Heaven a chosen curse entail On rigid, rotten Doneraile. May sun and moon for ever fail To beam their lights in Doneraile; May every pestilential gale Blast that curst spot called Doneraile. May no sweet cuckoo, thrush, or quail, Be ever heard in Doneraile; May patriots, kings, and commonweal, Despise and harass Doneraile. May every Post, Gazette, and Mail, Sad tidings bring of Doneraile; May loudest thunders ring a peal To blind and deafen Doneraile. May...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487079
  • 9781236487070