The Ingoldsby Legends: Or, Mirth & Marvels

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Página 136 - I rang the bell for Mrs. Jones, for she was down below, ' Oh, Mrs. Jones ! what do you think ? — ain't this a pretty go ? — — That horrid little vulgar Boy whom I brought here to-night, — He's stolen my things and run away ! ! ' — Says she, ' And sarve you right ! ! ' Next morning I was up betimes — I sent the Crier round, All with his bell and gold-laced hat, to say I 'd give a pound To find that little vulgar Boy, who 'd gone and used me so ; But when the Crier cried, ' O Yes ! ' the...
Página 405 - Knyghte lay slayne, And a steed with broken rein Ran free, As I laye a-thynkynge, most pitiful to see ! As I laye a-thynkynge, a-thynkynge, a-thynkynge, Merrie sang the Birde as she sat upon the boughe A lovely Mayde came bye, And a gentil youth...
Página 135 - I bade him wipe his dirty shoes, — that little vulgar Boy, — And then I said to Mistress Jones, the kindest of her sex, " Pray be so good as go and fetch a pint of double X." But Mrs. Jones was rather cross, she made a little noise, She said she " did not like to wait on little vulgar Boys.
Página 335 - And from each of his pockets they pull'd out two! And the Gardener himself had secreted a few, As well we may suppose; For, when he came running to give the alarm, He had six in the basket that hung on his arm. • Good Father John* Was...
Página 138 - He sent for Mr. Whithair then, and I described " the swag," My Mackintosh, my sugar-tongs, my spoons, and carpetbag; He promised that the New Police should all their powers employ ; But never to this hour have I beheld that vulgar Boy! MORAL Remember, then, what when a boy I've heard my Grandma tell, "Be warn'd in time by others' harm, and you shall do full well!
Página 206 - He was a wight of high renown, And thou art but of low degree. 'Tis pride that pulls the country down; Then take thine auld cloak about thee.
Página 329 - When the grass is so green, and the sun is so bright, And all things are teeming with life and with- light, — That the whole of the house was thrown into affright, For no soul could conceive what was gone with the Knight! It seems he had taken a light breakfast — bacon, An egg...
Página 200 - Then fell, tooth and claw, on the victuals, as they Had been guests at Guildhall upon Lord Mayor's day, All scrambling and scuffling for what was before 'em, No care for precedence or common decorum. Few ate more hearty Than Madame Astarte, And Hecate, — considered the Belles of the party. Between them was seated Leviathan, eager To
Página 135 - Cheer up! cheer up! my little man — cheer up," I kindly said, "You are a naughty boy to take such things into your head : If you should jump from off the pier...
Página 87 - Now count them, my Squire, now count them and see ! * 'Twenty and three ! Twenty and three ! — All of them Nobles of high degree ; There they be lying on Ascalon lea...

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