The Ingoldsby Legends; Or, Mirth and Marvels

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R. Bentley, 1852
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Important to notice that Thomas Ingoldsby is NOT the author. He is a character in the book which was published under his name, the author concealing his own identity. Fun, spectral themes. Playful, high-sounding language. Read full review

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Page 117 - Distrust the condiment that bites so soon; But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault To add a double quantity of salt; Four times the spoon with oil of Lucca crown, And twice with vinegar procured from town; And lastly o'er the flavoured compound toss A magic soupcon of anchovy sauce.
Page 280 - The Lady Jane was tall and slim, The Lady Jane was fair — Alas, for Sir Thomas ! — she grieved for him, As she saw two serving-men, sturdy of limb, His body between them bear. She...
Page 283 - And from each of his pockets they pulled out two! And the gardener himself had secreted a few, As well we may suppose ; For when he came running to give the alarm He had six in the basket that hung on his arm. Good Father John Was...
Page 277 - t will be, — nor long the day, — Ere we, like him, shall pass away ! Yon sun that now our bosom warms, Shall shine, — but shine on other forms ; — Yon Grove, whose choir so sweetly cheers Us now, shall sound on other ears, — The joyous Lamb, as now, shall play, But other eyes its sports survey— The stream we loved shall roll as fair, The flowery sweets, the trim Parterre, Shall scent, as now, the ambient air. — The Tree, whose bending branches bear The one loved name — shall yet be...
Page 274 - When the grass is so green, and the sun is so bright, And all things are teeming with life and with- light, — That the whole of the house was thrown into affright, For no soul could conceive what was gone with the Knight! It seems he had taken a light breakfast — bacon, An egg...
Page 284 - If you've spectacles, don't have a tortoiseshell rim, And don't go near the water, — unless you can swim ! Married Ladies, especially such as are fair, Tall, and slim, I would next recommend to beware How, on losing one spouse, they give way to despair ; But let them reflect, ' There are fish, and no doubt...
Page 269 - spees," with a tortoise-shell rim, And his hat was remarkably broad in the brim, And she was uncommonly Fond of him, And they were a loving pair...
Page 251 - YOU are all aware that On our throne there once sat A very great king who'd an Angevin hat, With a great sprig of broom, which he wore as a badge in it, Named from this circumstance, Henry Plantagenet. Pray don't suppose That...
Page 117 - Distrust the condiment which bites too soon ; But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault, To add a double quantity of salt...
Page 270 - Bumble-bees, — Blue-bottle Flies, And Moths were of no small account in his eyes ; An " Industrious Flea " he'd by no means despise, While an

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