Odes and Addresses to Great People by Thomas HoodOdes and Addresses to Great People by Thomas Hood

Odes and Addresses to Great People

byThomas Hood

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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. 1826. Excerpt: ... AN ADDRESS TO THE STEAM WASHING COMPANY. " Archer. How many are there, Scrub? Scrub. Fire and forty, Sir."--Beaux Stratagem. " For shame--let the linen alone!"--M. W. of Windsor. Me. Sceub--Mr. Slop--or whoever you be! The Cock of Steam Laundries,--the head Patentee Of Associate Cleansers,--Chief founder and prime Of the firm for the wholesale distilling of grime--Co-partners and dealers, in linen's propriety--That make washing public--and wash in society--O lend me your ear! if that ear can forego, For a moment, the music that bubbles below,--From your new Surrey Geisers all foaming and hot,--That soft "simmer's sang" so endearM to the Scot--If your hands may stand still, or your steam without danger--If your suds will not cool, and a mere simple stranger, Both to you and to washing, may put in a rub,--0 wipe out your Amazon arms from the tub,--And lend me your ear,--Let me modestly plead For a race that your labours may soon supersede--For a race that, now washing no living affords--Like Grimaldi must leave their aquatic old boards, Not with pence in their pockets to keep them at ease, Not with bread in the funds--or investments of cheese,--But to droop like sad willows that liv'd by a stream, Which the sun has suck'd up into vapour and steam. Geisers:--the boiling springs in Icelaud. Ah, look at the laundress, before you begrudge Her hard daily bread to that laudable drudge--When chanticleer singeth his earliest matins, She slips her amphibious feet in her pattens, And beginneth her toil while the mom is still grey. As if she was washing the night into day--Not with sleeker or rosier fingers Aurora Beginneth to scatter the dew-drops before her; Not Venus that rose from the billow so early, Look'd down on the foam with a forehead more pearly--Her head ...

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Title:Odes and Addresses to Great PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217267564

ISBN - 13:9780217267564

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