Parodies and Other Burlesque Pieces

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G. Routledge and Sons, 1890 - 446 עמודים
 

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עמוד 328 - France at our doors, he sees no danger nigh, But heaves for Turkey's woes the impartial sigh ; A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.
עמוד 293 - Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in, I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U — — niversity of Gottingen, — — niversity of Gottingen.
עמוד 164 - Story? God bless you! I have none to tell, sir: Only last night a-drinking at the Chequers, This poor old hat and breeches, as you see, were Torn in a scuffle.
עמוד 330 - Candour, which spares its foes, nor e'er descends With bigot zeal to combat for its friends ; Candour, which loves in see-saw strain to tell Of acting foolishly, but meaning well; Too nice to praise by wholesale or to blame, Convinced that all men's motives are the same ; And finds, with keen discriminating sight, Black's not so black, nor white so very white.
עמוד 330 - Thou drivelling virtue of this moral age, CANDOUR, which softens party's headlong rage. CANDOUR, — which spares its foes ; nor e'er descends With bigot zeal to combat for its friends. CANDOUR, — which loves in see-saw strain to tell Of acting foolishly, but meaning well ; Too nice to praise by wholesale, or to blame, Convinced that all men's motives are the same ; And finds, with keen discriminating sight, BLACK'S not so black ; — nor WHITE so very white.
עמוד 354 - They served up salmon, venison, and wild boars By hundreds, and by dozens, and by scores, ** Hogsheads of honey, kilderkins of mustard, Muttons, and fatted beeves, and bacon swine ; Herons and bitterns, peacock, swan and bustard, Teal, mallard, pigeons, widgeons, and in fine...
עמוד 351 - I'VE often wish'd that I could write a book, Such as all English people might peruse ; I never should regret the pains it took, That's just the sort of fame that I should choose : To sail about the world like Captain Cook, I'd sling a cot up for my favourite Muse, And we'd take verses out to Demarara, To New South Wales, and up to Niagara.
עמוד 380 - Meanwhile the solemn mountains that surrounded The silent valley where the convent lay, With tintinnabular uproar were astounded, When the first peal burst forth at break of day ; Feeling their granite ears severely wounded, They scarce knew what to think, or what to say : And (though large mountains commonly conceal Their sentiments, dissembling what they feel, Yet...
עמוד 340 - Minister's to blame ; —That British Liberty's an empty name, Till each fair burgh, numerically free, Shall choose its Members by the Rule of Three.
עמוד 327 - Gainst Learning's, Virtue's, Truth's, Religion's foes, A kingdom's safety, and the world's repose. If Vice appal thee, — if thou view with awe Insults that brave, and crimes that 'scape the law ; Yet may the specious bastard brood, which claim A spurious homage under Virtue's name, Sprung from that parent of ten thousand crimes, The New Philosophy of modern times...

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