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1.

THE GRENADIER.

Who comes here?

A grenadier. What do

you

want?
A pot of beer.
Where's your money?
I forgot.
Get you gone,
You drunken sot.

MILES EBRIOSUS.

Quis venit huc?
Miles sum.
Quid vis ?
Cervisiae cyathum.
An nummos ? Non.
Foras i;
Pauper et ebrius
Displices mi.

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II.

THE POOR MAN.

THERE was a man and he had naught,
And robbers came to rob him ;
But he climbed up the chimney-top,
And then they thought they had him ;
But he went down on t'other side,
And so they couldn't find him.
He ran fourteen miles in fifteen days,
And never looked behind him.

PAUPER.

EGENUS erat olim vir,
Habebat nil in domo:
Quum furibus invasus est
Sic fugit vafer homo.
Quum illi ruunt in domum
Evadit per caminum :-
(Fortasse miser supplicat
Auxilium divinum).
Descendens clam latronibus
Ab illis non videtur,
Et fugit pernix per agros,
Terrore nam impletur.
Per dies fugit quindecim:
Non tardat nox currentem ;
Nec respicit ne videat
Sicarium se sequentem.

IDEM.

In egestate vixit vir
Securus hic sub tecto.
Ad illum fures veniunt
(Ut viro interfecto
Peculia ejus spolient).
Sed ruens per caminum
Evadit fures rapide,
Effugiens ruinam.
Currebat dies quindecim
Et caput non retorsit,
Ne fures videat, et timens
Ne praesens ei mors sit.

III.

PERSECUTION.

GOUsey, goosey, gander, whither shall I wander?
Up stairs, and down stairs, and in my lady's chamber;
There I met an old man, who would not say his

prayers ; I took him by the left leg, and threw him down stairs.

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Nolentem orare
Et cruribus raptum
Hunc domo ejeci
Tam prospere captum.

IV.

THE PIPER'S SON.

John, John, the piper's son
Stole a pig, and away he run :
The pig was eat, and John was beat,
And John ran crying down the street.

TIBICINIS FILIUS.

JOHANNES, Johannes, tibicine natus
Fugit perniciter porcum furatus:
Sed porčus voratus, Johannes delatus,
Et plorans per vias est fur flagellatus.

V.

THE SHAMELESS GIRL.

WHAT care I how black I be ?
Forty pounds will marry me.
If forty won't, then fifty shall,
For I'm my mother's bouncing gal.

IMPUDICA.

Quid est mihi quod nigra sim?
Aureos habeo bis decim.
Satin'est dos ? Non, dicis
Alteros adde tot illis.
Dabit mihi dos virum ;
Robusta matris filia sum.

Quod fusca sim
Non vexat me:
Nummi possunt
Me ducere.
Pauca offero ? Plura do.
Apta alicui sum viro.

VI.

JACKY HORNER.

LITTLE Jack Horner sat in a corner,

Eating a Christmas pie : He put in his thumb, and he took out a plum,

And said, “What a good boy am I !”

HORNERUS.

HORNERUS Johannes
In angulo sedet
Mustaceum magnum
In manibus tenet.
E medio gaudens
Extrahit prunum,
“ Puerorum bonorum
En aspice unum !”

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