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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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Excelsior Fifth Reader

1877 - 336 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. 4. An hour they sate in council — At length the Mayor broke 'silence : " For a gilder l I'd my ermine...
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Sadlier's Excelsior Fifth Reader: Containing a Comprehensive Treatise on ...

Mother Angela Gillespie - 1877 - 336 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...packing !" At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked wit li a mighty consternation. 4. An hour they sate in council— At length the Mayor broke silence:...
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A grammar of the English language, ed. by L. Schmitz

Charles Underwood Dasent - 1877 - 220 pages
...crowning" and " frowning"; but in humorous or sportive poetry this rule is often broken with effect. " An hour they sat in council, At length the mayor broke...my ermine gown sell ; I wish I were a mile hence.' And nobody could enough admire The tall man and his quaint attire ; Quoth one, ' It's as if my great...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1877
...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 the}' sate in counsel, — At length the Mayor broke silence : "For a guilder I 'd my ermine gown sell...
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Germany

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 the remedy we 're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send. you packing 1" At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked...
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The modern elocutionist, compiled and ed. by J.A. Jennings

John Andrew Jennings - 1878
...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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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1878 - 430 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...lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing 1" At tliis the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sat in council,...
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879
...and obese, " To find m the furry civic robe ease ! " Rouse up, Sirs 1 Give your brains a racking 30 " To find the remedy we're lacking, " Or, sure as fate,...mighty consternation. An hour they sat in Council ; 35 At length the Mayor broke silence : " For a guilder I'd my ermine gown sell — " I wish I were...
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879
...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, we'll send you packing 1 " At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sat in Council...
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Independent Fifth Reader: Containing a Practical Treatise on Elocution ...

James Madison Watson - 1880 - 336 pages
...our vermin ! YQU hope, because you're old and obese,8 To find in the furry civic 4 robe ease ? Bouse up, sirs ! Give yo/ur brains a racking « To find...lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing ! " 1 Nbd'dy, a simpleton ; & fool. 8 O bese', v5ry fat ; fleshy. 8 D51t, a heavy, stupid fellow ;...
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