Children's Plays

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D. Appleton, 1918 - Children's plays - 269 pages
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Page 200 - And then your grace need not make any doubt, But in twenty-four hours you'll ride it about. The king he laughed, and swore by St. Jone, I did not think it could be gone so soon ! — Now from the third question thou must not shrink, But tell me here truly what I do think.
Page 200 - I'm the abbot of Canterbury ; But I'm his poor shepherd, as plain you may see, That am come to beg pardon for him and for me.
Page xiii - Emersons, Channings, Hawthornes and Goodwins, with the illustrious parents and their friends to enjoy our pranks and share our excursions. Plays in the barn were a favorite amusement, and we dramatized the fairy tales in great style. Our giant came tumbling off a loft when Jack cut down the squash vine running up a ladder to represent the immortal bean. Cinderella rolled away in a vast pumpkin, and a long, black pudding was lowered by invisible hands to fasten itself on the nose of the woman who...
Page 52 - In a hollow tree I live, and pay no rent, Providence provides for me, And I am well content.
Page 48 - Hang him up," roared the King in a gale — In a ten-knot gale of royal rage ; The other leech grew a shade pale...
Page 70 - Why do you kick us, instead of lifting us gently when we are in your way?" inquired a toad, in a stern voice. " Because you will give me warts if I touch you," said Bobby, pleased to think that he had a good reason at last. 10 " Ignorance ! " cried the professor. " The toad is absolutely harmless. It has about it a liquid which might cause pain to a cut finger or a sensitive tissue like that of the mouth or eye, but the old story that a toad is poisonous is a silly fable.
Page xiii - Pilgrims journeyed over the hill with scrip and staff and cockle-shells in their hats; fairies held their pretty revels among the whispering birches, and strawberry parties in the rustic arbor were honored by poets and philosophers, who fed us on their wit and wisdom while the little maids served more mortal food.
Page 52 - I fear no plots against me, I live in open cell : Then who would be a king, lads, When the beggar lives so well ? And a-begging we will go, Will go, will go, And a-begging we will go.
Page 77 - It was four o'clock in the morning, and Cock-alu clapped his wings and crowed ; then, turning to Hen-alie, he said : " Hen-alie, my little wife, I love you better than all the world : you know I do. I always told you so ! I will do anything for you ; I'll go round the world for you ; I'll travel as far as the sun for you ! You know I would ! Tell me, what shall I do for you ?
Page 21 - Oh, yes! Oh, yes! Oh, yes! ding-dong!" The bellman's voice is loud and strong; So is his bell: "Oh, yes! ding-dong!" He wears a red coat with golden lace; See how the people of the place Come running to hear what the bellman says! "Oh, yes! Sir Nicholas Hildebrand Has just returned from the Holy Land, And freely offers his heart and hand — "Oh, yes! Oh, yes! Oh, yes! ding-dong!

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