The Mocking Bards: A Collection of Parodies, Burlesques and Imitations

Ridgeville Press, 1905 - 69 páginas

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Página 52 - Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout: But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.
Página 41 - If I should die to-night, And you should come in deepest grief and woe — And say : " Here's that ten dollars that I owe," I might arise in my large white cravat And say, "What's that?" If I should die to-night And you should come to my cold corpse and kneel, Clasping my bier to show the grief you feel, I say, if I should die to-night And you should come to me, and there and then Just even hint 'bout paying me that ten, I might arise the while, But I'd drop dead again.
Página 51 - Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip. And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air, And Casey stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there. Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped — "That ain't my style," said Casey. "Strike one,
Página 49 - So on that stricken multitude a deathlike silence sat; For there seemed but little chance of Casey's getting to the bat. But Flynn let drive a "single,
Página 50 - It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat. There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place; There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile on Casey's face. And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat, No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.
Página 44 - I NEVER saw a Purple Cow; I never Hope to See One; But I can Tell you, Anyhow, I'd rather See than Be One.
Página 9 - But none was a patch to she. And this was the reason that long ago, My love fell out of a tree, And busted herself on a cruel rock; A solemn sight to see, For it spoiled the hat and gown and looks Of the beautiful Annabel Lee. We loved with a love that was lovely love, I and my Annabel Lee, And we went one day to gather the nuts That men call hickoree. And I stayed below in the rosy glow While she shinned up the tree, But no sooner up than down kerslup Came the beautiful Annabel Lee. And the pallid...
Página 46 - I'ma chicken that you can't deceive What I can't understand I won't believe. Where did I come from, then? Ah ! where, indeed ? This is a riddle monstrous hard to read. I have it ! Why, of course, All things are moulded by some plastic force Out of some atoms somewhere up in space, Fortuitously concurrent anyhow : — There, now ! That's plain as is the beak upon my face.
Página 40 - Ouse, in an 'Ut, nor an 'Ovel. Not an 'Orse, not an 'Unter e'er bears me, alas! But often I'm found on the top of a Hass. I resides in a Hattic, and loves not to roam, And yet I'm invariably absent from 'Ome.
Página 49 - They thought if only Casey could but get a whack at that— We'd put up even money now with Casey at the bat.

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