My Opinions and Betsy Bobbet's; Designed as a Beacon Light, to Guide Women to Life, Liberty and the…

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...the road, and I see Betsey set by her table a writin'. Her lips were firmly closed and she was a cryin', her cheeks looked holler and I knew that her teeth was out, so I felt that she was writin' poetry. I was risht, for in the next weeks Gimlet these verses 220 BETSEY DESIRES TO BE A GHOST. came out. These lines was wrote on to the top of 'em: "We do not wish to encourage the feeling of revenge in our fair contributor's fair breast, but this we will say, that on some occasions, revenge is a noble feeling and almost leans over against virtue's side. And though we do not wish to be personal--no one could scorn it more than we do--but we say, and we say it with the kindest feelings towards him, that the E of the A is a vUlian." Editor of the Gimlet. a A Desiah. BY BETSEY BOBBET. Methiaks I soon shall pass away, I have seen my last gazelle expiah; Deah friends I do not wish to stay; To be a ghost is my desiah. Revenge is sweet as honey a most--Methinks 'twere sweet to be a ghost. I would not be a seraphim, For far a sweeter sight would be On bedpost sitting, twitting him, Of his deceit and perfide; rd rathah be a dreadful ghost,-, A sitting on a certain post. I can give up my heavenly claim, My scat upon the heavenly quiah; I feel anothch, wildeh aim--To be a ghost is my desiah. Ah, yes! I'd ratheh be a ghost, And sit upon a certain post. Methinks he'd coveh up his head And groan and rithe, and maybe swear, And sithe, " I wish she wasn't dead;" FEARFUL RETRIBUTION THREATENED. But still I'll keep a sittin' tbeah. As long as I remain a ghost, I'll hang around a certain post. Anotheh certain person may, With terror wish she hadn't had The wretch who made me pass away; Maybe Ac'tf wish I wasn't dead. In vain! for still my dreadful ghost, Shall ...

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...the road, and I see Betsey set by her table a writin'. Her lips were firmly closed and she was a cryin', her cheeks looked holle...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217514855

ISBN - 13:9780217514859

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