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" our Mayor's a noddy: And as for our Corporation — shocking To think we buy gowns lined with ermine For dolts that can't or won't determine What's best to rid us of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe... "
A Little Book of Light Verse - Page 99
by Anthony Charles Deane - 1902 - 193 pages
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The Children's Garland from the Best Poets

Coventry Patmore - 1863 - 344 pages
...Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we 're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we 'll send you packing ! ' At this the Mayor and Corporation...At length the Mayor broke silence : ' For a guilder I 'd my ermine gown sell ; I wish I were a mile hence ! It 's easy to bid one rack one's brain —...
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The Children's Garland from the Best Poets

Coventry Patmore - 1863 - 344 pages
...us of our vermin ! You hope, because you 're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ! Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we 're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we 'll send you packing ! ' At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked...
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Browning - 1864
...of our vermin! " You hope, because you're old and obese, " To find in the furry civic robe ease ? " Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking " To find...Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sate in counsel, " For a guilder I'd my ermine gown sell ; " I wish I were a mile hence ! " It's easy...
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English composition in prose and verse, based on grammatical synthesis ...

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1864
...league onward, Bode the six hundred ; — Volleyed and thundered." — Tennyson. 18. " An hour they sate in council, At length the Mayor broke silence : •For...I'd my ermine gown sell ; I wish I were a mile hence !' " — Browning. 19. " Bird of the wilderness, Blithesome and cumberless ; Emblem of happiness, Blest...
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The National Review, Volume 19

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1864
...You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ? Bouse up, Sirs ! feivo your brains a racking To find the remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send yon packing ! ' At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation." A person of...
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Class-book of English poetry, Volume 2

English poetry - 1866
...rid us of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease. Rouse up, sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find...corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sate in council ; At length the mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I'd my ermine gown sell ; I wish...
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Class-book of English poetry

English poetry - 1866 - 348 pages
...of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease. House up, sirs! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy...corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation, An hour they sate in council; At length the mayor broke silence: " For a guilder I'd my ermine gown sell; I wish...
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Poetical readings and recitations, by R. and T. Armstrong

Robert Armstrong (master of Madras coll) - 1866
...rid us of our vermin ! You hope, because you 're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease! Rouse up, sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we '11 send you packing!" At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An...
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Lyrics of life [selected poems].

Robert Browning - 1866 - 101 pages
...us of our vermin ! You hope, because you 're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ? Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we 're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we 'll send you packing ! " At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ? Rouse up, sirs ! Give your brains a racking 30 To find the remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate,...Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sate in council, 3J At length the Mayor broke silence: ' For a guilder I'd my ermine gown sell ; I...
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