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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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Independent First[-sixth] Reader, Volume 2

James Madison Watson - 1868
...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...lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing !" 1 N6d' dy, a simpleton ; a fool. 8 O bese', very fat ; fleshy. At this the Mayor and Corporation...
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Lives and Deeds Worth Knowing about: With Other Miscellanies

William Fleming Stevenson - 1870 - 375 pages
...uneasy, and whether or no, like the rat-bitten population of Hamelin, they came to the town-hall with a " Rouse up, sirs ! give your brains a racking, To find...lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing I At which the mayor and corporation Quakes with a mighty consternation" — we are ignorant ; but...
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Child Life: A Collection of Poems

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1871 - 263 pages
...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...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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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...gowns lined with ermine For dolts that can't or won't determine What 's best to rid us of our vermin ! irds ; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful laud he spreads His orient sate in counsel, — At length the Mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I 'd my ermine gown sell ;...
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Companion Poets: Illustrated. Longfellow's Household Poems. Tennyson's Songs ...

1871
...us of our vermin ! You hope, because you 're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe case ? Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we 're lacking, T)r, sure as fate, we 'll send you packing ! " At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked...
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The School board readers. Standard i(iii-vi), ed. by a former H.M ..., Volume 4

School board readers - 1872
...rid us of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease. Rouse up, sirs ! G-ive your brains a racking, To find...and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. iv. An hour they sat in council, At length the Mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I'd my ermine...
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Introductory Text-book of English Composition, Based on Grammatical Synthesis

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1872 - 144 pages
...league onward, Rode the six hundred ;— Volleyed and thundered."—Tennyson, 18. " An hour they sate in council, At length the Mayor broke silence: ' For...my ermine gown sell; I wish I were a mile hence!' "—Browning. 19. " Bird of the wilderness, Blithesome and cumberless; Emblem of happiness, Blest is...
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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1872 - 430 pages
...vermin I You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ? Rouse up, Sirs I Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we're...lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing I" At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sat in council,...
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Child Life: A Collection of Poems

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1873 - 263 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 with a mighty consternation. An...
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The new hand-book of elocution

George Walter Baynham - 1873 - 324 pages
...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'1l send you packing !" At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. ATI...
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