The Jest Book: The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings

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Mark Lemon
Macmillan, 1864 - 361 sayfa
 

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Sayfa 203 - Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine, Or what (though rare) of later age, Ennobled hath the buskined stage. But O, sad Virgin, that thy power Might raise Musaeus from his bower, Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek, And made Hell grant what Love did seek.
Sayfa 355 - THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Selected and arranged, with Notes, by FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE.
Sayfa 355 - THE SONG BOOK. Words and Tunes from the best Poets and Musicians. Selected and arranged by JOHN HULLAH, Professor of Vocal Music in King's College, London.
Sayfa 70 - To John I ow'd great obligation ; But John unhappily thought fit To publish it to all the nation : Sure John and I are more than quit.
Sayfa 51 - The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato, — the only good belonging to him is under ground.
Sayfa 142 - They have put in the papers a good story made on White's: a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether he was dead or not, and when they were going to bleed him, the wagerers for his death interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet.
Sayfa 355 - Bound in extra cloth, 4s. 6d. ; morocco plain, 7s. 6d. • morocco extra, 10s. 6d. each volume. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Selected and arranged, with Notes, by FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE.
Sayfa 280 - Aye, but the ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Sayfa 66 - The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, th' important day ?
Sayfa 291 - It requires," he used to say, " a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. Their only idea of wit, or rather that inferior variety of this electric talent which prevails occasionally in the North, and which, under the name of "WUT, is so infinitely distressing to people of good * taste, is laughing immoderately at stated intervals.

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