This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...landlady's daughter, Bring a cigar and a glass of spring water. The dial he constantly watches, and when The long hand's at twelve, and the short at the ten, He gets on his legs, to depart then he begs, Takes his hat and his coat off their several pegs; With his president's hammer bestows the last Knock, And says solemnly, "Gentlemen, look at the clock." THE LITTLE PLOUGHBOY. john O'keefe. A flaxen-headed cow-boy, as simple as may be, And next a merry ploughboy I whistled o er the lea; But now a saucy footman, I strut in worsted lace, And soon I'll be a butler, and wag my jolly face; When steward I'm promoted, I'll snip a tradesman' bill, My master's coffers empty my pockets for to fill; When lolling in my chariot, so great a man I'll be, You'll forget the little ploughboy that whistled o'er the lea. I'll buy votes at elections, but when I've made the pelf, I'll stand poll for the Parliament, and then vote in myself; Whatevcr's good for me, sir, I never will oppose, When all my ayes are sold off, why, then I'll sell my noes; 111 bawl, harangue, and paragraph, with speeches charm the ear; And, when I'm tired on my legs, then I'll sit down a peer; In Court or City honours so great a man I'll he, You'll forget the little ploughboy that whistled o'er the lea. THE MAYPOLE. Air--Old English. Come, lasses and lads, get leave of your dads And away to the May-pole hie; Where every he has got his she, And the fiddler standing hy; Where Willy has got his Jill, And Jacky has got his Joan, And there they jig it, jig it, jig it, Jig it up and down. Sing tol de rol, &c. Begin, says Harry--Ay, ay, says Mary, Let's lead up Paddir.gton-pound; Oh, no, says Hugh--Oh, no, 6ays Sue, Let's dance St. Ledger round. Then every lad did take His hat off to his lass; And ...
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