Punch, Volume 144

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Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman
Punch Publications Limited, 1913 - Caricatures and cartoons

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Page 486 - Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint and sad occasion dear Compels me to disturb your season due; For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
Page 452 - I began talking to her a little about them, and expressed my hope of their having amused her. Her answer was, " Oh dear, yes, very much ; very droll indeed ; the opening of the house and the striking up of the fiddles !
Page 149 - In witness whereof, the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed, and delivered by the above-named [\. B.] in the presence of.
Page 185 - O, that a man might know The end of this day's business, ere it come ! But it sufficeth, that the day will end, And then the end is known.
Page 89 - ... said, And the last little sunbeam is tucked up In bed, Then, skirting the trees on a carpet of snow, The elves and the fairies come out In a row. With a preening of wings They are forming In rings: Pirouetting and setting they cross and advance In a ripple of laughter, and pair for a dance. And It's oh for the boom of the fairy bassoon, And the oboes and horns as they strike up a tune, And the twang of the harps and the sigh of the lutes. And the clash of the cymbals, the purl of the flutes:...
Page 391 - A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it...
Page 89 - ... dance By the leaders of fairy-land fashion in France. • But the old lady fairies sit out by the trees, And the old beaux attend them as pert as you please. They quiz the young dancers and scorn their display, And deny any grace to the dance of to-day; "In Oberon's reign," So they're heard to complain, "When we went out at night we could temper our fun With some manners in dancing, but now there are none.
Page 149 - Provided always, and these presents are upon this express condition, that if the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors, or administrators, shall well and truly pay unto the said party of the second part...
Page 486 - To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.
Page 328 - ... those tiresome children to come and tease you ?' " ' Well,' replied the dog, ' I earn a good livelihood by putting up with these small discomforts, and besides that, / am not going to be set twisting on a spit. However, if you particularly wish it, we can go away somewhere together ; but if we do, I may as well tell you at once, that you will have to feed me.

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