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" My box would speak if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong, Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop just to drink, it would drown melancholy. "
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for ... - Page 416
1889
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Researches in the south of Ireland, with an appendix [by J. Adams ...

Thomas Crofton Croker, Jane Adams (of co. Wexford.) - 1824
...treat. My box would speak if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong, Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop...just to drink, it would drown melancholy. And if you draw it of the best, I hope in Heaven your soul may rest; But if you draw it of the small, It won't...
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Researches in the South of Ireland: Illustrative of the Scenery ...

Thomas Crofton Croker - Ireland - 1824 - 393 pages
...treat. My box would speak if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong, Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop...just to drink, it would drown melancholy. And if you draw it of the best, I hope in Heaven your soul may rest; But if you draw it of the small, It won't...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 5

Penny dreadfuls - 1830
...speak if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no Sing holly, sing ivy—sing ivy, sing holly, A drop just to drink, It would drown melancholy. wrong, And if you draw it of the best, t hope in Heaven your soul may rest; But if you draw It of the...
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Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern: Including the Most Popular in the West ...

William Sandys - Carols - 1833 - 188 pages
...treat. My box would speak if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong, Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop...just to drink, it would drown melancholy. And if you draw it of the best, 1 hope in Heaven your soul may rest ; But if you draw it of the small, It won't...
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Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern: Including the Most Popular in the West ...

William Sandys - Carols - 1833 - 188 pages
...a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong, Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, siug holly, A drop just to drink, it would drown melancholy. And if you draw it of the best, I hope in Heaven your soul may rest ; But if you draw it of the small, It won't...
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A Week at Killarney

Samuel Carter Hall - Killarney, Lakes of (Ireland) - 1843 - 208 pages
...the furze, Although he is little his family's grate, Put yer hand in yer pocket and give us a trate. Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop just to drink it would drown melancholy. And iv you dhraw it ov the best, I hope in heaven yer sowl will rest ; But iv you dhraw it ov the small,...
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The Book of Christmas: Descriptive of the Customs, Ceremonies, Traditions ...

Thomas Kibble Hervey - Christmas - 1845 - 220 pages
...treat. My box would speak, if it had but a tongue, And two or three shillings would do it no wrong ; Sing holly, sing ivy — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop...just to drink, it would drown melancholy. And if you draw it of the best, I hope, in heaven your soul will rest ; But if you draw it of the small, It won't...
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The Natural History of Ireland, Volume 1

William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie - Zoology - 1849
...furze ; Although he is little, his family's grate, Put your hand in your pocket, and give us a tratc. Sing holly, sing ivy, — sing ivy, sing holly, A...just to drink, it would drown melancholy. And if you dhraw it ov the best, I hope in heaven yer sowl will rest, But if you dhraw it ov the small, It wont...
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Uncle Tom's pictorial keepsake

Tom (uncle, pseud) - 1852
...Although he is little, and his family's grate, Put your hand in your pocket, and give us a thrate. Sing holly, sing ivy, — sing ivy, sing holly, A drop just to drink it will drown melancholy. And if you dhraw it ov the best I hope in heaven your soul will rest ; And if...
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Play and earnest

Florence Wilford - 1860
...a droll old song." And almost unconsciously Brian burst into the somewhat unpolished chorus, — " Sing holly, sing ivy, sing ivy, sing holly, A drop just to drink it would drown melancholy." " That's not very elegant, I must say, Brian," said Mildred. " Mr. Lingard, can't you favour us with...
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