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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ... - Page 370
by Washington Irving - 1864 - 528 pages
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A Collection of Old Ballads: Corrected from the Best and Most ..., Volume 1

Ballads, English - 1723
...too ; But they put on their Trowfes, Not to fpoil their Hofe. As foon as he rofe, To make him ftrong and mighty, He drank by the Tale, Six Pots of Ale, And a Quart of Aqua- Vita. It is not Strength that always win.,, For Wit does Strength excel ; Which made our cunning Champion...
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A Collection of old ballads. Corrected from the best and most ancient copies ...

Ambrose Philips - Ballads, English - 1723
...too ; But they put on their Trowfes, Not to fpoil their Hofe. As foon as he rofe, To make him ftrong and mighty, He drank by the Tale, Six Pots of Ale, And a Quart of Aqua- Vita. It is not Strength that always wins, For Wit does Strength excel ; Which made our cunning Champion...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - New York (State) - 1809
...much before his tiaie, in consequence of his craftiness, saw at one glance the ruling passion of * " as soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty, He drank by the tale, six pots of al«, And a quart of Aqua Vitse." the great Von Poftenburgh, and humoured him in all his valorous fantasies....
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 3

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812
...houses, 90 On churches some, and chimneys too ; But these put on their trowses, Not to spoil their hose. As soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty, He drank by the tale, six pots of ale, 9S And a quart of aqua-vitae. It is not strength that always wins, For wit doth strength excell ; Which...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Thomas Park - Ballads, English - 1819
...houses, On churches some and chimneys too-; But they put on their trowses, Not to spoil their hose. As soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty, He drank, by the tale, six pots of ale, It is not strength that always wins, For wit does strength excell ; Which made our cunning champion...
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A history of New York: from the beginning of the world to the end of the ...

Washington Irving - New York (State) - 1820 - 520 pages
...occasions—which done, he put himself at their head, ordered the pine-planks, which served as a " as soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty,...tale, six pots of ale, And a quart of aqua vita." drawbridge, to be laid down, and issued forth from his castle, like a mighty giant, just refreshed...
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A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - New York (State) - 1820 - 520 pages
...occasions — which done, he put himself at their head, ordered the pine-planks, which served as a " as soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty,...by the tale, six pots of ale, And a quart of aqua vitae." A GRAND REVIEW. 353 drawbridge, to be laid down, and issued forth from his castle, like a mighty...
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A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the ...

Washington Irving - New York (State) - 1821 - 372 pages
...commanders and their respective troops came at length to a dead halt, completely exhausted by the toils of " as soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty,...by the tale, six pots of ale, And a quart of Aqua Vitae." war. Never did two valiant train band captains, or two buskined theatric heroes, in the renowned...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1825
...not exaetly understand ; neither can we apply this phrase to the glorious potation thus confessed : " —To make him strong and mighty, He drank by the tale, six pots of strong ale, And a quart of aqua vitae." The catastrophe, which is somewhat coarsely related in the...
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A history of New York: from the beginning of the world to the end ..., Volume 2

Washington Irving - New York (State) - 1821
...cunning politician, and had grown gray much before his time, in consequence of his craftiness, saw at one as soon as he rose, To make him strong and mighty, He drank by Ihe tale, six pots of ale, And a quart of aqua vitas." A GRAND REVIEW. S3 glance the ruling passion...
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