Desultory verse by La Touche HancockDesultory verse by La Touche Hancock

Desultory verse

byLa Touche Hancock

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1912 Excerpt: ... THE PASSING OF THE PIE I Saw it at the pastrycook's, A sweet, delicious apple pie, I bought it for its luscious looks, I really couldn't pass it by. The crust seemed very crisp and light, Twas such a dream as there it lay, I would have tried a sample bite, Had I not torn myself away! I told the man to send it up, "Please just as quickly as could be," We'd eat it, when we took a cup At six o'clock of evening tea. Six came and went, but not the pie, We knew not what to think or say, We couldn't guess the reason why, Unless it was a Saturday. The clock struck eight and nine and ten, Eleven, twelve--'twas very queer! We went to bed, and wondered when That pie was likely to appear. Next day I went round to the store To very naturally complain, Why it had not been sent before, But there was little to explain. The boy, they said, had taken it That very selfsame afternoon, If I would kindly wait a bit, The lad would be there very soon. I waited and I saw the youth, He hesitated once or twice, And then confessed the honest truth, He'd eaten it--it looked so nice! And, though a tear stood in his eye, The boy I really couldn't blame, So luscious was that apple pie, I think I would have done the same! WATER WARNING Sprinkle, sprinkle, water cart; How I wonder where thou art. Never can I find thee nigh, When the dust is flying high. When the streets with rain are wet, Thou are certain to be met, Then, of course, thy stream's in sight, Sprinkling, sprinkling, left and right. When I'm dressed up in my best, That's the time thy power to test, Then thou tak'st a sudden cue, Deluging me through and through. Thou'rt a warning to me, p'r'aps, To stop drinking beer and schnapps, So I'll choose the wisest part, I'll get on thee, water cart. HOLIDAY HINTS If you're anxious for to...
Title:Desultory verseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021782613X

ISBN - 13:9780217826136