The Becketts of "Punch": Memories of Father and Sons (Google eBook)

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A. Constable and Company, Limited, 1903 - Journalists - 333 pages
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Page 77 - Singing, like them, Perched round the stem Of the jolly old tree. Here let us sport, Boys, as we sit, Laughter and wit Flashing so free. Life is but short, When we are gone, Let them sing on, Round the old tree. Evenings we knew, Happy as this j Faces we miss, Pleasant to see. 714 715 Kind hearts and true, Gentle and just, Peace to your dust ! "We sing round the tree.
Page 77 - The Mahogany Tree. Once on the boughs Birds of rare plume Sang, in its bloom; Night-birds are we: Here we carouse, Singing like them Perched round the stem Of the jolly old tree. Here let us sport, Boys, as we sit; Laughter and wit Flashing so free. Life is but shortWhen we are gone, Let them sing on Round the old tree.
Page 335 - LIBRARY EDITION. Complete in eighteen crown 8vo volumes with a Photogravure Frontispiece to each. (Novels in fifteen volumes as above, " An Essay on Comedy," in one volume without Frontispiece. " Poems," complete in two volumes, each sold separately.) Cloth gilt.
Page 335 - Comedy," in one volume without Frontispiece. " Poems," complete in two volumes, each sold separately.) Cloth gilt. Price 6s. each. POCKET EDITION. In seventeen volumes. Printed on thin opaque paper, specially manufactured for this edition, bound in red cloth, gilt lettered on back and side, gilt top, 2s. 6d. net per volume, or y.
Page 98 - Punch, I believe, holds its course. . . . Nevertheless, I do not very cordially agree with its new spirit. I am convinced that the world will get tired (at least I hope so) of this eternal guffaw at all things. After all, life has something serious in it. It cannot all be a comic history of humanity. Some men would, I believe, write the Comic Sermon on the Mount.
Page 141 - I am talking of many years ago, before the days of " bridge," but when " humbug," or two-handed whist, was the vogue. My neighbour at the dinner of which I am writing played through the night at " humbug," and two days later committed suicide.
Page 98 - PUNCH." " Punch, I believe, holds its course. Nevertheless I do not very cordially agree with its new spirit. I am convinced that the world will get tired (at least I hope so) of this eternal guffaw at all things. After all, life has something serious in it. It cannot all be a comic history of humanity. Some men would, I believe, write the Comic Sermon on the Mount.
Page 209 - See her as she moves ! Scarce the ground she touches, Airy as a fay, Graceful as a duchess ; Bare her rounded arm, Bare her little leg is, Vestris never show'd Ankles like to Peggy's. Braided is her hair, Soft her look and modest, Slim her little waist Comfortably bodiced.
Page 336 - The military genius of De Wet is apparent on almost every page." British Weekly. SOCIAL GERMANY IN LUTHER'S TIME Translated by A. VANDAM, Author of An Englishman in Paris, with an Introduction by Herbert Fisher, MA Extra crown 8vo.
Page 151 - It seems to me that under all the circumstances of the case it would...

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