Before I Forget: The Autobiography of a Chevalier D'industrie

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1902 - Actors - 257 pages
 

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Page 239 - BAA BAA, BLACK SHEEP. BAA Baa, Black Sheep, Have you any wool ? Yes, Sir, yes, Sir, three bags full.
Page 140 - We've been together now for forty years, An' it don't seem a day too much ; There ain'ta lady livin...
Page 33 - eart of mine ; I'm bound to go on lovin* yer, my dear ; d'ye 'ear ? You ain't forgotten how we drove that day Dahn to the Welsh 'Arp, in my donkey shay ; Folks with a " chy-ike " shouted, " Ain't they smart ? " You looked a queen, me every inch a Bart.
Page 240 - Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir, Three bags full; One for the master, And one for the dame, And one for the little boy Who lives down the lane.
Page 255 - ... wife, his daughter, and Dain, the daughter's native lover — are well drawn, and the parting between father and daughter has a pathetic naturalness about it, unspoiled by straining after effect. There are, too, some admirably graphic passages in the book. The approach of a monsoon Is most effectively described. . . . The name of Mr. Joseph Conrad is new to us, but it appears to us as if he might become the Kipling of the Malay Archipelago...
Page 140 - er ! It's many years since fust we met, 'Er 'air was then as black as jet ; It's whiter now, but she don't fret — Not my old gal ! " Chorus " We've been together now for forty years, An...
Page 33 - Endon way: You fancied winkles, and a pot of tea, 'Four 'alf,' I murmured's, 'good enough for me. Give me a word of 'ope that I may win...
Page 213 - one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Page 244 - Monday morning, produce the best substitute for shoes, made of raw hides. The commissary of hides is to furnish the hides, and the majorgeneral of the day is to judge of the essays and assign the reward to the best artist.' What were Washington's thoughts and feelings at the restoration of peace, may be gathered from the following extract from a letter which he wrote to Lafayette in April 1783 : 'We are now an independent people, and have yet to learn political tactics. We are placed among the nations...

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