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“ A quinsy choke thy cursed note!”
Then wax'd her anger stronger. Go, take the goose, and wring her throat,
I will not bear it longer.”
Then yelp’d the cur, and yawl’d the cat ;
Ran Gaffer, stumbled Gammer.
and flew that,
And fill'd the house with clamour.
As head and heels upon the floor
They flounder'd all together, There strode a stranger to the door,
And it was windy weather:
He took the goose upon
arm, He utter'd words of scorning ; “ So keep you cold, or keep you warm,
It is a stormy morning."
The wild wind rang from park and plain,
And round the attics rumbled, Till all the tables danced again,
And half the chimneys tumbled.
The glass blew in, the fire blew out,
The blast was hard and harder, Her cap blew off, her
blew up, And a whirlwind clear’d the larder ;
And while on all sides breaking loose
Her household fled the danger,
- The Devil take the goose, And God forget the stranger !
END OF VOL. I.
The second division of this volume was published in the winter of 1832. Some of the poems have been considerably altered. Others have been added, which, with one exception, were written in 1833.