Gaieties And Gravities (volume 2); A Series Of Essays, Comic Tales, And Fugitive Vagaries. Now…

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHorace Smith

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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.1825 Excerpt: ... PETER PINDARICS. The Biter Bit. Jack Dobson, honest son of tillage, The Tohy Philpot of his village, Laugh'd and grew fat, Time's gorgon visage braving; To hear him cackle at a hoax, Or new edition of old jokes, You'd think a Roman Capitol was saving. Not Boniface, when at a mug Of ale he gave a hearty tug, Was fuller of his subject-matter; And Dobson had a better plea For boasting of its pedigree, For his was brew'd at home, and he Himself was infinitely fatter. One cask he had, better and stronger Than all the rest--brew'd at a christening--To pass it set his eyes a-glistening; In short he couldn't tarry longer, But seizing spiggot and a faucet, He tapp'd it--quaff'd a luscious posset--Then, like a hospitable fellow, Sent for his friends to make them mellow. Among them he invited one Call'd Tibbs, a simple-witted wight, Whom Mister Dobson took delight To make the subject of his fun: For Nature such few brains had put In neighbour Tibbs's occiput, That all the rustic wags and wits Found him a most convenient butt For their good hits; Though sometimes, as both great and small av He gave them Rowland for their Oliver. The guests all met, and dinner spread, Dobson first tipp'd the wink, then said, "Well, now, my lads, we '11 all draw lots, To settle which of us shall go Into the cellarage below, To fill the pots." So saying, he adroitly wriggled The shortest into Tibbs's paw, Whereat the others hugely giggled, And Tibbs, obedient to the law, Went down, the beverage to draw. Now, Farmer Dobson, wicked wag! Over the cellar-door had slung A water-bowl, so slyly hung That whoso gave the door a drag Was sure to tumble down at once A quart of liquid on his sconce. Our host and all his brother wits, Soon as they heard their victim's tramp, Who look'd half-drown'd, b...

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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.1825 Excerpt: ... PETER PINDARICS. The Biter Bit. Jack Dobson, honest son of tillage, The Tohy Philpot of his village, Laugh'd and grew fat, Time'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217841244

ISBN - 13:9780217841245

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