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" There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a bramble bush, And scratched out both his eyes : And when he saw his eyes were out, With all his might and main He jumped into another bush, And scratched them in again. "
St. Nicholas - Page 134
by Mary Mapes Dodge - 1911
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 60

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1862
...suffer. Read, and think about it, thoughtfully. HE certainly has a Capital way of writing : ' THRRB was a man in Our Town, And He was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a Pipe-Shop once, A Meerschaum met his eyes ! But when He bought this cost-Iy pipe, And found that He'd...
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The only true Mother Goose melodies: without addition or abridgement ...

Music - 1833 - 88 pages
...pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot nine days old. Can you spell that with four letters ? There was a man in our town, And he was wond'rous wise, He jump'd into a bramble-bush, And scratch 'd out both his eyes ; And when he saw his eyes were out, With...
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The old commodore, by the author of 'Rattlin the reefer' &c

Edward Howard - 1837
...Peter, " there's vox et pretty nell, after all." " I will finish the rhyme to your comfort, captain." " And when he saw his eyes were out, with all his might and main, He jump'd back through the quickset hedge, and scratch'd them in again." The Captain got through the hedge,...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...substantive. 35. — There was a man in Thessaly, And he was wondrous wise, Hejumpt into a quickset hedge And scratched out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes were out And he was in great pain, He jumpt into a holly-bush And scratch'd 'em in again. 1" Hecr was er man...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...35.—There was a man in Thessaly, And he was wondrous wise, Hejumpt into a quickset hedge And scratch'd out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes were out And he was in great pain, He jumpt into a holly-bush T' Heer was er man in tessch' all hij, End hij...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 7

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention, John Agg - Constitutional history - 1838
...lines : " There was a man of Thessaly, and he was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a quickset hedge, and scratched out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes weie out, with bitter grief and pain, He jumped into another hedge, to scratch them in again." This...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 20

History - 1839
...of Thessaly, and he was wondrous wise, He jump'd into a quickset hedge, and scratch'd out both bia eyes , And when he saw his eyes were out, with all his might ana main, He jump'd into another hedge, and scratch'd them in again." No amusement can be more national...
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London Charivari, Volumes 112-113

Henry Mayhew, Mark Lemon, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Owen Seaman - 1897
...and he was most unwise, He dashed at a Turk " hedge or spears," and scratched out both his eyes. But, when he saw his eyes were out, with all his might and main, He tried another (sporting) "hedge," to scratch them in again I " INFELICE ! " — It was not a. happy...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 4

Percy Society - English literature - 1841
...THEKE was a man in Thessaly, And he was wondrous wise, He jump'd into a quickset hedge. And scratch'd out both his eyes ; And when he saw his eyes were out, And he was in great pain, He jump'd into a holly bush, And scratch'd 'em in again. XVIII. WHEN I was...
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The early naval ballads of England, Issue 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - History - 1841 - 144 pages
...THERE was a man in Thessaly, And he was wondrous wise, He jump'd into a quickset hedge. And scratch'd out both his eyes ; And when he saw his eyes were out, And he was in great pain, He jump'd into a holly bush, And scratch'd 'em in again. XVIII. WHEN I was...
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