Fairy Frisket; or, Peeps at insect life, by A.L.O.E. (Google eBook)

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Page 132 - Although thy breath be rude. Heigh, ho ! sing, heigh, ho ! unto the green holly : Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. Then, heigh, ho*! the holly ! This life is most jolly. Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, That dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot : Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp, As friend remembered not.
Page 13 - WHERE the bee sucks there lurk I, In a cowslip's bell I lie ; There I couch when owls do cry ; On a bat's back do I fly, After sunset merrily Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Page 132 - Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude ; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude.
Page 22 - Philomel, with melody Sing in our sweet lullaby; Lulla. lulla, lullaby, lulla, lulla. lullaby: Never harm, Nor spell nor charm, Come our lovely lady nigh; So, good night, with lullaby. Weaving spiders, come not here; Hence, you long-legg'd spinners, hence! Beetles black, approach not near; Worm nor snail, do no offence.
Page 38 - A long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull all together ! [Cries, and drops his face on arm, upon table.
Page 37 - UK his merry throat, Unto the sweet bird's note, Come hither, come hither, come hither, Here shall he see No enemy, But winter and rough weather. I had now come in sight of the house. It is a large building of brick, with stone quoins, and is in the gothic style of Queen Elizabeth's day, having been built in the first year of her reign. The exterior remains very nearly in...
Page 131 - He that ruleth his spirit is greater than he that taketh a city.
Page 138 - I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lip and the nodding violet grows, O'er-canopy'd with lufcious woodbine, With fweet mufk-rofes, and with eglantine.
Page 68 - The reason the Cinghalese assign for the horrible pain occasioned by their bite is curious, and will serve to amuse you. " Formerly these ants went to ask a wife of the Noya, a venomous and noble kind of snake ; and because they had such a high spirit to dare to offer to be related to such a generous creature...

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