The Poetical Works Of Thomas Hood Volume 2

Paperback | May 9, 2012

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. 1864 Excerpt: ...like a tar from the mast, I elided, and by him stood; But I wish'd myself on the gallows again When I smelt that beggar's food,--A foul beef-bone and a mouldy crust;--" Oh!" quoth he, " the heavens are good!" Then after this grace he cast him down Says I, " You 'll get sweeter air A pace or two off, on the windward side,"--For the felons' bones lay there--But he only laugh'd at the empty skulls, And offer'd them part of his fare. " I never harui'd them, and they won't harm me: Let the proud and the rich be cravens!" I did not like that strange beggar man, He look'd so up at the heavens. Anon he shook out his empty old poke; " There's the crumbs," saith he, " for the ravens l" It made me angry to see his face, It had such a jesting look; But while I made up my mind to speak, A small case-bottle he took: Quoth he," Though I gather the green water-cress, My drink is not of the brook!" Full manners-like he tender'd the dram; Oh, it came of a dainty cask! But, whenever it came to his turn to pull, " Your leave, good Sir, I must ask; But I always wipe the brim with my sleeve, When a hangman sups at my flask! " And then he laugh'd so loudly and long, The churl was quite out of breath; I thought the very Old One was come To mock me before my death, And wish'd I had buried the dead men's bones That were lying about the heath! But the beggar gave me a jolly clap--"Come, let us pledge each other, For all the wide world is dead beside, And we are brother and brother1--I've a yearning for thee in my heart, As if we had come of one mother. " I've a yearning for thee in my heart That almost makes me weep, For as I pass'd from town to town The folks were all stone-asleep,--But when I ...

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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. 1864 Excerpt: ...like a tar from the mast, I elided, and by him stood; But I wish'd myself on the gallows again When I smelt that beggar's food,-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217364764

ISBN - 13:9780217364768

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