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The New Tale of a Tub: An Adventure in Verse (Classic Reprint)
F. W. N. Bayley
Pré-visualização indisponível - 2017
animal ARTFUL Author balanced Barrel beautiful Bengal Bengalese blow BOTANY breeze bursting carefully CHARLES cloth lettered coloured containing Cotton Cultivation dear Directions dodge donkey doubt drop ease Edition elegant arabesque binding Engravings on Wood Etchings fear Flowering Flowering Plants GARDEN gentlemen gilt edges gives grin grub Guinea half he's head HISTORY hold inside INTEREST jungle keep kind late List LONDON LOOK morning morocco NATURAL neat pocket volume never Note numerous Illustrations PATERNOSTER ROW Perhaps Phiz pic-nic plain Plates POEMS Portrait post 8vo present price 14s PUBLISHED BY W. S. ready reduced rest Rise roar roll round Royal SCOTT'S Short-and-stout silk sort Stands Steel stop Structure Tale Tall-and-thin tell there's thing thinks Tiger Tiger's tail Title and Frontispiece turned Twas View Vignette volume W. S. ORR What's whole
Página 3 - THE Orient day was fresh and fair, A breeze sang soft in the ambient air, Men almost wondered to find it there Blowing so near Bengal, Where waters bubble as boiled in a pot, And the gold of the sun spreads melting hot, And there's hardly a breath of wiad to be got At any price at all!
Página 25 - Of the just equilibrium of casks and of kegs, Not bred up in attics, Nor taught mathematics, To work out the problems of Euclid with pegs ! He has plunged with the impetus wild of a lover, And the tub has loomed large, balanced, paused, and turned over! The Tiger at first had a...
Página 8 - They are now at their pic-nic with might and with main. But what do we see in the front of the plain ? A jungle, a thicket of bush, weed, and grass, And in it reposing — eh — no ! not an ass — Not an ass, not an ass, that could not come to pass ; No donkey, no donkey, no donkey at all, But superb in his slumber, a Royal Bengal ! ' Tho' Royal, he wasn'ta king ! No such thing ! He didn't rule lands from the Thames to the Niger, But he did hold a reign...
Página 33 - I'm ready to drop ! Hold ! stay ! I'm fainting away, Laughter I'm certain '11 kill me to-day ; And " Short-and-stout " is bursting his skin, And almost in fits is " Tall-and-thin," And Tiger is free, yet they do not quail, Tho...
Página 26 - s no blunder, The Tiger is under The Tub! My verse need not run To the length of a sonnet, To tell how the Bengalese Both jumped upon it, While the beautiful barrel Keeps acting as bonnet To the Tiger inside, Who no more in his pride Can roam over jungle and plain, But sheltered alike from the sun and the rain, Around its interior his sides deigns to rub With a fearful hub-bub, And longs for his freedom again.