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Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1853 - History - 237 pages
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Page 189 - madam said, Then proudly putting forth a leg, — " Uneducated barnyard fowl ! You know, no more than any owl, The noble privilege and praise Of authorship in modern days — I 'll tell you why I do it : First, you perceive, I lay the egg, And then — review it.
Page 111 - One year, the time appointed two such great fishes brought, The question was a hard one, which of them should be caught: They might have been contented! They caught them both together, but every greedy wight Just spoiled his stomach by it; it served the gluttons right: They might have been contented! This was the least of sorrows : hear how the cup ran o'er! Henceforward to the cloister no fish came swimming more: They might have been contented! So long had God supplied them of his free grace alone,...
Page 188 - t would seem The house must be on fire. A turkey-cock, who ruled the walk, A wiser bird and older, Could bear 't no more, so off did stalk Right to the hen and told her : " Madam, that scream, I apprehend...

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