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The New Tale of a Tub: An Adventure in Verse (Classic Reprint)
F. W. N. Bayley
No hay ninguna vista previa disponible - 2017
18 Plates AMEN CORNER ANGEL COURT animal ARTFUL DODGE AUBRY'S DRAWINGS Barrel beautiful Portrait beautifully coloured BENGAL EASE BOTANY breeze bung-hole bursting cask CHARLES M'INTOSH cloth gilt cloth lettered country plain couple of Bengalese CROWQUILL donkey elegant arabesque binding Engravings on Wood Etchings by Phiz F. W. N. BAYLEY Flowering Plants gentlemen Gently Tiger gilt edges grin grub Gun Cotton half guineas half turn'd handsome foolscap 8vo HARRY LORREQUER hub-bub hundred Engravings Illustrations by Phiz INCREASING THE INTEREST jungle and plain keep the Tub Landseer LEVER morocco neat pocket volume numerous Illustrations ORR AND CO PATERNOSTER ROW PHYSIOLOGY pic-nic POEMS post 8vo price 14s price 18s PUBLISHED BY W. S. reduced from AUBRY'S roar royal 8vo SCOTT'S Second Edition SHAKSPERE Short-and-stout silk Simoom SKINNER STREET small 8vo Tale Tall-and-thin there's Tiger-king Tiger's tail Title and Frontispiece Tub's Twas Vignette Title W. B. CARPENTER W. S. ORR What's WOODFALL
Página 3 - THE Orient day was fresh and fair, A breeze sang soft in the ambient air, Men almost wondered to find it there Blowing so near Bengal, Where waters bubble as boiled in a pot, And the gold of the sun spreads melting hot, And there's hardly a breath of wiad to be got At any price at all!
Página 25 - Of the just equilibrium of casks and of kegs, Not bred up in attics, Nor taught mathematics, To work out the problems of Euclid with pegs ! He has plunged with the impetus wild of a lover, And the tub has loomed large, balanced, paused, and turned over! The Tiger at first had a...
Página 8 - They are now at their pic-nic with might and with main. But what do we see in the front of the plain ? A jungle, a thicket of bush, weed, and grass, And in it reposing — eh — no ! not an ass — Not an ass, not an ass, that could not come to pass ; No donkey, no donkey, no donkey at all, But superb in his slumber, a Royal Bengal ! ' Tho' Royal, he wasn'ta king ! No such thing ! He didn't rule lands from the Thames to the Niger, But he did hold a reign...
Página 33 - I'm ready to drop ! Hold ! stay ! I'm fainting away, Laughter I'm certain '11 kill me to-day ; And " Short-and-stout " is bursting his skin, And almost in fits is " Tall-and-thin," And Tiger is free, yet they do not quail, Tho...
Página 26 - s no blunder, The Tiger is under The Tub! My verse need not run To the length of a sonnet, To tell how the Bengalese Both jumped upon it, While the beautiful barrel Keeps acting as bonnet To the Tiger inside, Who no more in his pride Can roam over jungle and plain, But sheltered alike from the sun and the rain, Around its interior his sides deigns to rub With a fearful hub-bub, And longs for his freedom again.