Some Ancient Melodies, and Other Experiments

R. Clarke, 1882 - 220 páginas

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Página 135 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
Página 20 - One, two, Buckle my shoe; Three, four, Shut the door; Five, six, Pick up sticks; Seven, eight, Lay them straight; Nine, ten, A good fat hen; Eleven, twelve, Who will delve?
Página 28 - There was an old woman who lived in a shoe; She had so many children she didn't know what to do.
Página 23 - If all the world were apple pie, . And all the sea were ink, And all the trees were bread and cheese, What should we have to drink ?
Página 52 - I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen ; She washed me the dishes, and kept the house clean; She went to the mill to fetch me some flour, She brought it home in less than an hour; She baked me my bread, she brewed me my ale, She sat by the fire and told many a fine tale.
Página 41 - PETER, Peter, pumpkin eater, Had a wife and couldn't keep her; He put her in a pumpkin shell And there he kept her very well.
Página 18 - THERE was an old woman called Nothing-at-all, Who rejoiced in a dwelling exceedingly small ; A man stretched his mouth to its utmost extent, And down at one gulp house and old woman went.
Página 146 - Along the scale of ranks, thro' all, To him who grasps a golden ball, By blood a king, at heart a clown; The churl in spirit, howe'er he veil His want in forms for fashion's sake, Will let his coltish nature break At seasons thro...
Página 103 - In time of peace I believe that I could equal any other, as regards works in architecture. I can prepare designs for buildings whether public or private and also conduct water from one place to another. " Furthermore, I can execute works in sculpture, marble, bronze, or terra-cotta. In painting also I can do what may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may.

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