The Ingoldsby legends; or, Mirth and marvels, by Thomas Ingoldsby. With a memoir of the author [by R.H.D. Barham]. Repr, Volumen2


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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 406 - Birde as it perch'd upon a bier ; That joyous smile was gone, And the face was white and wan, As the downe upon the swan Doth appear, As I laye a-thynkynge...
Página 10 - tis the same ; It 'sa very fine game, But the fees and delays of ' the Courts ' are a shame, As Lord Brougham says himself — who 'sa very great name, Though the TIMES made it clear he was perfectly lost in his Classic attempt at translating Demosthenes, And don't know his
Página 405 - 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 was nyghe, And he breathed many a syghe And a vowe; As I laye a-thynkynge, her hearte was gladsome now.
Página 106 - Then came the Abbot, with mitre and ring, And pastoral staff, and all that sort of thing, And a Monk with a book, and a Monk with a bell, And ' dear little souls,' In clean linen stoles, Swinging their censers, and making a smell.— And see where the Choir-master walks in the rear, With front severe, And brow austere, Now and then pinching a little boy's ear When he...
Página 328 - Nay, more ; don't suppose With such doings as those This account of her merits must come to a close ; No ; — examine her conduct more closely, you'll find She by no means neglected improving her mind ; For there, all the while, with air quite bewitching, She sat herring-boning, tambouring, or stitching, Or having an eye to affairs of the kitchen. Close by her side Sat her kinsman...
Página 55 - The charge is prepared, the lawyers are met, The judges all ranged ; (a terrible show !) I go undismayed, for death is a debt — A debt on demand, so take what I owe.
Página 335 - The Lady Jane was tall and slim, The Lady Jane was fair, Alas, for Sir Thomas ! — she grieved for him, As she saw two serving-men, sturdy of limb, His body between them bear. She...
Página 363 - He! he! he!" shrilly laughed, or seemed to laugh, that accursed little pigtail — Washford started at once to the perpendicular; — with an enfrenzied grasp he tore the jasey from his head, and, with that in one hand, and his ill-acquired spoil in the other, he rushed distractedly from the garden! All that night was the humble couch of the once-happy gardener haunted with the most fearful visions.
Página 48 - The suppers and parties my friend Lord Mountferrat Was giving last season, we all used to stare at. Then, as to her wealth, her Solicitor told mine, Besides vast estates, a pearl-fishery, and gold mine, Her iron strong box Seems bursting its locks, It's stuff d so with shares in 'Grand Junctions' and ' Docks,' Not to speak of the money she's got in the Stocks, French, Dutch, and Brazilian, Columbian, and Chilian, In English Exchequer-bills full half a million, Not ' kites,' manufactured to cheat...

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