The Handbook of Conundrums

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Sully and Kleinteich, 1915 - Riddles - 198 pages
 

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Page 191 - twas muttered in hell, And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell ; On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest, And the depths of the ocean its presence confessed.
Page 171 - Price 6s. Why did Du Chaillu get so angry when he was chaffed about the Gorilla,? — Why? we ask. Why is a chrysalis like a hot roll ? — You will doubtless remark, " Because it's the grub that makes the butter Jly !" But see
Page 191 - Twill be found in the sphere when 'tis riven asunder, Be seen in the lightning, and heard in the thunder ; 'Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath, Attends at his birth and awaits him in death, Presides o'er his happiness, honour, and health, Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth.
Page 133 - Modesty, as it keeps its hands before its face, and runs down its own works. When is a clock on the stairs dangerous? When it runs down.
Page x - What animal is that which in the morning goes on four feet, at noon on two, and in the evening upon three?" Oedipus replied, "Man, who in childhood creeps on hands and knees, in manhood walks erect, and in old age with the aid of a staff.
Page xvii - Because I had many of them [the jests] by relation and heare-say, I am in doubt that some of them may be in, print in some other Authors, which I doe assure you is more than I doe know.
Page 176 - ... contract them? 171. Why is a mother who spoils her children like a person building castles in the air ? 172. When you listen to your little brother's drum, why are you like a just judge? 173. When is a tourist in Ireland like a donkey ? 174.
Page ix - Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.
Page 189 - Formed long ago, yet made to-day, Employed while others sleep; What few would like to give away, Nor any wish to keep.
Page 191 - Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath, Attends at his birth, and awaits him in death, Presides o'er his happiness, honour, and health, Is the prop of his house, and the end of his wealth. In the heaps of the miser 'tis hoarded with care, But is sure to be lost on his prodigal heir.

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