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Ball beautiful began better blue Brown charming comes cried cursed dance dear draw drink eyes face fair feel feet follow gave Gilpin give gold golden gone half hand head heard heart hope horse John keep kind Lady leave light verse lines lips living look Lord maid master means meet merry mind Miss never nice night o'er once pass pipe play poor present pretty rats rhymes ride rose round side sing smile soon sound stand street sure sweet talk tell thee There's thing thou thought Till took town true turn Twas voice wait walk wonder write written young youth
Стр. 21 - Away went hat and wig ; He little dreamt, when he set out, Of running such a rig. The wind did blow, the cloak did fly, Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away. Then might all people well discern The bottles he had slung ; A bottle swinging at each side, As hath been said or sung. The dogs did bark, the children scream'd, Up flew the windows all ; And every soul cried out, Well done ! As loud as he could bawl.
Стр. 26 - Stop thief! stop thief! — a highwayman! Not one of them was mute; And all and each that passed that way Did join in the pursuit. And now the turnpike gates again Flew open in short space; The toll-men thinking as before That Gilpin rode a race.
Стр. 102 - Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives — Followed the Piper for their lives. From street to street he piped advancing. And step for step they followed dancing, Until they came to the river Weser Wherein all plunged and perished — Save one who, stout as Julius Caesar, Swam across and lived to carry (As he the manuscript he cherished) To Rat-land home his commentary, Which was, " At the first shrill notes of the pipe, I heard a sound as of scraping tripe.
Стр. 99 - our Mayor's a noddy: And as for our Corporation — shocking To think we buy gowns lined with ermine For dolts that can't or won't determine What's best to rid us of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ! Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing ! " At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation.
Стр. 24 - And all the world would stare, If wife should dine at Edmonton, And I should dine at Ware. So turning to his horse, he said, I am in haste to dine ; 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall go back for mine.
Стр. 24 - My head is twice as big as yours, They therefore needs must fit. " But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs upon your face ; And stop and eat, for well you may Be in a hungry case." Said John, " It is my wedding day, And all the world would stare, If wife should dine at Edmonton, And I should dine at Ware.
Стр. 19 - The wine is left behind !' Good lack ! quoth he — yet bring it me, My leathern belt likewise, In which I bear my trusty sword, When I do exercise.
Стр. 16 - Islington there was a man, Of whom the world might say, That still a godly race he ran, Whene'er he went to pray. A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes. And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree.
Стр. 16 - GOOD people all, of every sort, Give ear unto my song ; And if you find it wondrous short, It cannot hold you long. In Isling town there was a man Of whom the world might say That still a godly race he ran, Whene'er he went to pray. A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes: The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes. And in that town a dog was found, As many...