Fagots for the Fireside: One Hundred and Fifty Games and Amusements for Evenings at Home and Social Parties

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895 - Amusements - 334 pages

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Page 241 - Here we go round the mulberry bush The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush Here we go round the mulberry bush So early in the morning This is the way we wash our clothes Wash our clothes, wash our clothes This is the way we wash our clothes So early Monday morning...
Page 125 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
Page 290 - And portance in my travel's history; Wherein of antres vast, and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven, It was my hint to speak, — such was the process; And of the Cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders.
Page 73 - a Doublet," the interposed words "Links," and the entire series "a Chain," of which I here append an example— HEAD heal teal tell tall TAIL It is, perhaps, needless to state that it is de rigueur that the links should be English words, such as might be used in good society. The easiest "Doublets" are those in which the consonants in one word answer to consonants in the other, and the vowels to vowels; "head" and "tail" constitute a Doublet of this kind. Where this is not the case, as in "head...
Page 167 - AN Austrian army, awfully array'd, Boldly by battery besiege Belgrade; Cossack commanders cannonading come, Deal devastation's dire destructive doom; Ev'ry endeavour engineers essay, For fame, for freedom, fight, fierce furious fray. Gen'rals 'gainst gen'rals grapple, — gracious God! How honors Heav'n heroic hardihood I Infuriate, indiscriminate in ill, Just Jesus, instant innocence instill!
Page 143 - I had great beauty : ask thou not my name : No one can be more wise than destiny. Many drew swords and died. Where'er I came I brought calamity.
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Page 73 - The rules of the Puzzle are simple enough. Two words are proposed, of the same length; and the Puzzle consists in linking these together by interposing other words, each of which shall differ from the next word in one letter only. That is to say, one letter may be changed in one of the given words, then one letter in the word so obtained, and so on, till we arrive at the other given word. The letters must not be interchanged among themselves, but each must keep to its own place. As an example, the...
Page 82 - Her name is Annie, and she comes from Australia." The next player takes " B," the next " C," and so on, until the whole of the alphabet has been gone through. This simple game must be one of no recent invention if...
Page 254 - Fagots are, and the older, the easier to burn," said Mr. Chester. Aunt Cecilia hoped they would not forget to try Cento Verses. Each member of the company sits down to write a poem, not of original lines, but taken from some well-known poets, for each line must be that of a different author, usually following the metre suggested by the first line. We give one of the " classics," which was first offered, by way of example ; and the rest were quickly written by some of the ready writers : " On Linden...

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