The Works of Thomas Hood; Comic and Serious, in Prose and Verse with All the Original Illustrations Volume 3

The Works of Thomas Hood; Comic and Serious, in Prose and Verse with All the Original Illustrations Volume 3

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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: ...FALLACY. "When you are eating, leave off h ungry." Do no such thing. Supposing your Appetite to be honest and hearty--no pampered craving for delicacies, but a natural demand for wholesome food--why then, no shabby instalments, no onnce-in-the-pound compositions with Hunger. Pay in full. The claim of the stomach is a just one; and let it be handsomely satisfied. The constitution, physical or moral, must be peculiar that can derive either comfort or benefit from perpetual dunning. Leave off hungry!--Pshaw!--as well say, when you are washing yourself, leave off dirty. There is only one reasonable reason that can be urged in favour of thus bringing a Meal to an "untimely end "--namely, that you cannot get enough to eat. In such a case Necessity makes the rule absolute, and you may leave off as hungry as a hunter, who has not caught his hare. But with the whole joint before you, eat your fill. As for the rule, there is only one maxim of the kind that is worth any thing--viz. when you are dying, leave off alive. Why, Tourist, why To old Colonia's walls? Sure, to see a Wrenisk Dome, One needn't leave St. Paul's. A BULL. One day, no matter where or when, Except 'twas after some Hibernian revel. For why? an Irishman is ready then "To play the Devil "--A Pat, whose surname has escaped the Bards, Agreed to play with Nick a game at cards. The stake, the same that the old Source of Sin From German Paustus and his German Cousins Had won by dozens; The only one in fact he cares a pin To win. By luck or roguery of course Old Nick Won ev'ry trick: The score was full, the last turn-up had done it--"Your soul--I've won it!" "It's true for you I've lost that same," Said Pat a little hazy in his wits--"My soul...
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613554
  • 9781236613554