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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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A manual of expressive reading

John Daniel Morell - 1874 - 308 pages
...of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, to find in the furry civic robe ease ! Bouse up, sirs ! give your brains a racking to find the...and corporation quaked with a mighty consternation. An'hour they sat in council. At length the mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I'd my ermine...
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Child life, poems, ed. by J.G. Whittier

Child life - 1874
...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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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best ..., Volume 2

1876 - 543 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...and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. IV. An hour they sate in counsel At length the Mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I'd my ermine...
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1875 - 282 pages
...House 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 hour they sat in counsel, At length the Mayor broke silence: " For a guilder I '<! my ermine gown sell ; I wish I were...
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Doings of the Bodley Family in Town and Country

Horace Elisha Scudder - 1875 - 250 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 'll send you packing ! " At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An...
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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1876 - 430 pages
...vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease ? Rouse up, Sirs l Give your brains a racking To find the remedy we're...mighty consternation. An hour they sat in council, At h.ngth the Mayor broke silence ; " For a guilder I'd my ermine gown sell ; I wish I were a mile hence...
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Independent Fifth Reader: Containing a Simple, Practical, and Complete ...

James Madison Watson - 1876 - 336 pages
...of our vfirmin ! You hope, because you're old and obese,3 To find in the furry civic 4 robe ease ? Rouse up, sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find...lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing ! " 1 NSd'dy, a simpleton ; a fool. 3 O bese', very fat ; fleshy. At this the Mayor and Corporation...
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The Independent First[-sixth] Reader ...

James Madison Watson - 1876
...us of our vermin ! You hope, because you're old and obese,3 To find in the furry civic 4 robe ease? Rouse up, sirs! Give your brains a racking To find...remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packihg ! " 1 N8d'dy, a simpleton ; a fool. 3 O bese', very fat ; fleshy. 8 Dolt, a heavy, stupid fellow...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 934 pages
...gowns lined with ermine For dolts that can't or won't determine What 's best to rid us of our vermin ! At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sate in counsel, At length the Mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I 'd my ermine gown sell ;...
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Macleod's First text-book of elocution

Alfred Macleod - 1877
...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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