Yggdrassil, and Other Poems
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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Gyp's very self in bone and blood, And not an unsubstantial cloud. He licks his mistress' hands and feet, While she bestows soft names and sweet; Of George's presence he fights shy, By old experience taught to fiy. At last, these joyous transports o'er, The wife her query puts once more, What that decree may signify, To which the sage George makes reply. " It means, my love, the law allows Six months to each impetuous spouse To move with circumspection fit, And not plunge blindly in a pit. Which past, the sentence runs its course And registers a stern divorce, Which their unhappy union ends, Unless they kiss and make up friends, As we, who to such couples say, ' Do ye likewise, while in the way.' " THE COCK OF BASLE HERE is a tale of the years gone by, Both strange and true or the records lie. It was in Basle, who knows not Basle, Its Council famed, and Miinster tall, Its Dance of Death, not by Holbein, And the Old Bridge which spans the Rhine; Where Lallerkonig, by the river---A puppet he, but mighty clever--Shot out the tongue and rolled the eyes Unto Klein Basel's sore misprize, Which thereupon in kind retorted (See all in Murray well reported). The year was fourteen seventy-four, And the time 0' day a full hour more Than was correct, for, as we know, Till just one hundred years ago, The clocks of Basle were all agreed To win an hour o' the world by speed; For still, whenever by the sun 'Twas noon, they all struck solemn one: Thereto set on, as some will have, In time of that great Council grave, When the good fathers were so slow To quit their beds and start the show. No wonder! Through twelve tedious years That Council sat in hopes and fears, Pelted by Pope...
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