Wit and Humour, Poems, with an Intr. [By J.C. Hotten]

Wit and Humour, Poems, with an Intr. [By J.C. Hotten]

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...the breakfast-hour past? They most wait, they must wait, While the coffee boils sullenly down, While the Johnny-cake bums on the grate, on the grate, And the toast is done frightfully brown.--Yes, your dinner will keep; let it cool, let it cool, And Madam may worry and fret, And children half-starved go to school, go to school; He can't think of sparing you yet.--Hark! the bell for the train! "Come along! Come along! For there isn't a second to lose." "all Aboard!" (He holds on.) "Fsht! ding-dong! Fsht! ding-dong!"--You can follow on foot, if you choose.--There's a maid with a cheek like a peach, like a peach, That is waiting for you in the church;--But he clings to your side like a leech, like a leech, And you leave your lost bride in the lurch.--There's a babe in a fit, --hurry quick! hurry quick! To the doctor's as fast as you can! The baby is off, while you stick, while you stick, In the grip of the dreadful Old Man!--I have looked on the face of the Bore, of the Bore; The voice of the Simple I know; I have welcomed the Flat at my door, at my door; I have sat by the side of the Slow; I have walked like a lamb by the Friend, by the Friend, That stuck to my skirts-like a bur; I have borne the stale talk without end, without end, Of the sitter whom nothing could stir: But my hamstrings grow loose, and I shake, and I shake, At the sight of the dreadful Old Man; Yea, I quiver and quake, and I take, and I take, To my legs with what vigour I can! Oh, the dreadful Old Man of the Sea, of the Sea! He's come back like the Wandering Jew! He has had his cold claw upon me, upon me, --And be sure that he'll have it on you! ODE FOR A SOCIAL MEETING. WITH SLIGHT ALTERATIONS BT A TEETOTALER. /"OME! fill a fresh bumper, --for why...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552350
  • 9781236552358