A Book of Nonsense Verse

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926 - 159 páginas

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Página 46 - TWAS brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch...
Página 23 - He was in logic a great critic, Profoundly skilled in analytic; He could distinguish and divide A hair 'twixt south and south-west side; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute. He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Página 33 - THERE lived a sage in days of yore And he a handsome pigtail wore ; But wondered much and sorrowed more Because it hung behind him. He mused upon this curious case, And swore he'd change the pigtail's place, And have it hanging at his face, Not dangling there behind him. Says he, " The mystery I've found, — I'll turn me round," — he turned him round; But still it hung behind him.
Página 83 - 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 45 - He thought he saw a Rattlesnake That questioned him in Greek : He looked again, and found it was The Middle of Next Week. "The one thing I regret...
Página 44 - HE thought he saw an Elephant, That practised on a fife : He looked again, and found it was A letter from his wife. "At length I realise," he said,
Página 45 - He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk Descending from the 'bus: He looked again, and found it was A Hippopotamus. "If this should stay to dine," he said, "There won't be much for us!
Página 146 - Can I view thee panting, lying On thy stomach, without sighing; Can I unmoved see thee dying On a log Expiring frog!'" 'Beautiful!' said Mr. Pickwick. 'Fine,' said Mr. Leo Hunter; 'so simple.
Página 78 - THEY haven't got no noses, The fallen sons of Eve ; Even the smell of roses Is not what they supposes ; But more than mind discloses And more than men believe. They haven't got no noses, They cannot even tell When door and darkness closes The park a Jew encloses, Where even the law of Moses Will let you steal a smell. The brilliant smell of water, The brave smell of a stone, The smell of dew and thunder, The old bones buried under, Are things in which they blunder And err, if left alone. The wind...
Página 78 - The breath of brides' adorning, The smell of snare and warning, The smell of Sunday morning, God gave to us for ours. And Quoodle here discloses All things that Quoodle can, They haven't got no noses, They haven't got no noses, And goodness only knowses The Noselessness of Man.

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