The Ingoldsby legends; or, Mirth and marvels, by Thomas Ingoldsby. People's ed

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Página 9 - The monks and the friars they search'd till dawn ; When the Sacristan saw, On crumpled claw, Come limping a poor little lame Jackdaw ! No longer gay, As on yesterday ; His feathers all seem'd to be turn'd the wrong way ; His pinions droop'd — he could hardly stand, — His head was as bald as the palm of your hand ; His eye so dim, So wasted each limb, That, heedless of grammar, they all cried, "THAT'S HIM...
Página 9 - In and out, Through the motley rout, That little Jackdaw kept hopping about: Here and there, Like a dog in a fair, Over comfits and cates, And dishes and plates, Cowl and cope, and rochet and pall, Mitre and crosier, he hopped upon all.
Página 57 - Well — what then? — who cares ! — let 'em say what they may— A fig for their nonsense and chatter ! — suffice it, her Charms will excuse one for casting sheep's eyes at her...
Página 41 - And Cecily Roumeli came to this nation With William the Norman, and laid its foundation. For the rest, it is said, And I know I have read In some Chronicle — whose, has gone out of my head — That what with these candles, and other expenses, Which no man would go to if quite in his senses, He reduced and brought low His property so, That at last...
Página 17 - My Lord Tomnoddy stept into his cab — Dark rifle green, with a lining of drab ; Through street and through square, His high-trotting mare, Like one of Ducrow's, goes pawing the air. Adown Piccadilly and Waterloo Place Went the high-trotting mare at a very quick pace ; She produced some alarm, But did no great harm, Save frightening a nurse with a child on her arm, Spattering with clay Two urchins at play...
Página 11 - take the Fair unawares ;" A maid, o'er the banisters chancing to peep, Whispers, " Ma'am, here 's Gengulphus a-coming upstairs." Pig, pudding, and soup, the electrified group, With the flagon, pop under the sofa in haste, And contrive to deposit the Clerk in the closet, As the dish least of all to Gengulphus's taste. Then oh ! what rapture, what joy was exprest, When
Página 19 - m not able to say, The dog keeping thus the assassins at bay : But a few fresh arrivals decided the day ; For bounce went the door, In came half a score Of the passengers, sailors, and one or two more Who had aided the party in gaining the shore...
Página 4 - tis said, in certain situations, Derive a sort of courage from despair, And then perform, from downright desperation, Much more than many a bolder man would dare. Nick saw the Ghost was getting in a passion, And...
Página 33 - I took him home to Number 2, the house beside " The Foy"; 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 9 - Where the first thing they saw, 'midst the sticks and the straw, Was the Ring in the nest of that little Jackdaw! Then the great Lord Cardinal call'd for his book, And off that terrible curse he took; The mute expression served in lieu of confession, And, being thus coupled with full restitution, The Jackdaw got plenary absolution! When...

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