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Seite 64 - THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT This is the farmer sowing his corn, That kept the cock that crowed in the morn, That waked the priest all shaven and shorn, That married the man all tattered and torn, That kissed the maiden all forlorn, That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, That tossed the dog That worried the cat That killed the rat That ate the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.
Seite 87 - Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Seite 9 - When will you pay me? say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch. When will that be, say the bells of Stepney.
Seite 88 - Hew down the bridge, Sir Consul, with all the speed ye may ; I, with two more to help me, will hold the foe in play. In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three, Now who will stand on either hand, and keep the bridge with me ?" Then out spake Spurius Lartius, a Ramnian proud was he : " Lo, I will stand at thy right hand, and keep the bridge with thee.
Seite 71 - PETER PIPER picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked; If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Seite 40 - Here comes a candle to light you to bed, And here comes a chopper to chop off your head.
Seite 76 - ... to tell you that she owns an eagle with a golden beak." The next player bows, turns to the one on her right hand, and aays, " Good-morning, genteel lady always genteel. I, a genteel lady always genteel, come from that genteel lady always genteel, to tell you that she has an eagle with a golden beak and silver claws.
Seite 85 - A tall young lad is dressed in a petticoat. Then a large umbrella is covered over its silk ribs with a gown and cloak ; a ball, for a head, is tied on the point of the umbrella-stick above the dress, and a bonnet and thick veil put on it. The umbrella is partially opened, so that its sticks set out the dress and cloak as a crinoline does. The player gets under it, and holding the handle up as high as he can grasp it, appears like a gigantic woman. Somebody knocks at the hall door to pretend that...
Seite 83 - A screen must be placed at the end of the room ; behind it is placed a large mirror and a light. The showman stands before the screen, and offers to exhibit his wild animals to any person who will promise not to describe what he has seen when he comes out. Then the person who gives the promise and demands admittance is asked what animal he wishes to see. On his naming one the showman proceeds to describe it. The description should be very witty, and should have some application (either complimentary...