Anster Fair, A Poem [by W. Tennant].

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byWilliam Tennant

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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. 1814 Excerpt: ...round again; With inextinguishable rage to run, Southward unflagging and unquell'd they strain. What?--Is not yonder face, where young-ey'd Fun And Laughter seem enthron'd to hold their reign. One seen before--ev'n Rob the Bord'rer's phiz!--Aye, now I ken it well, by'r lakin it is his! XXXIII. Haste, haste ye, Rob, half-hop, half-run, half-fly, Wriggle and wrestle in thy bag's despite; So! shoot like cannon-bullet to the sky; So!--stably down upon thy soles alight; Up, up again, and fling it gallantly!--Well-flung, my Rob, thou art a clever wight; 'Sblood, now thy rival is a step before; String, string thy sinews up, and jump three yards and XXXIV. 'Tis done--but who is he that at thy side Thy rival vigorously marches so? Declare, O Muse, since thou art eagle-ey'd, And thine it is, ev'n at a glance, to know Each son of mortal man, though mumni'd and ty'd In long disguising sack from chin to toe! He, boy, that marches in such clumsy state, Is old Edina's child, a waggish Advocate: XXXV. "For he too has for Maggie Lauder dar'd To prove the mettle of his heel and shin, A jolly wight, who trickishly prepar'd A treach'rous sack to scarf his body in; A sack, whose bottom was with damp impair'd, Fusty, half-rotten, mouldy, frail, and thin, That he, unseen, might in the race's pother, Thrust out one helpful leg, and keep incag'd its brother. XXXVI. "And seest thou not his right leg peeping out, Enfranchis'd, trait'rously to help his gait, Whilst th' other, still imprison'd in its clout, Tardily follows its more active mate?" I see it well--'tis treachery, no doubt; Beshrew thee now, thou crafty Advocate! Unfair, unfair! 'tis quite unfair, I say, Thus with illicit leg to prop thy perilous way! XXXVII. Half-free, half-clogg'd, he steals his quick advan...

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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. 1814 Excerpt: ...round again; With inextinguishable rage to run, Southward unflagging and unquell'd they strain. What?--Is not yonder face, where...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021717356X

ISBN - 13:9780217173568

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