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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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Bells and Pomegranates: First Series

Robert Browning - 1896 - 326 pages
...gowns lined with ermine For dolts that can't or won't determine What's like to rid us of our vermin ! Rouse up, Sirs ! Give your brains a racking To find...and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. Iv. An hour they sate in council, At length the Mayor broke silence : For a guilder I'd my ermine gown...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

Charles Mackay - 1896 - 633 pages
...because you're old ad obese, To find in the furry civic robe ease! Rouse up, sirs ! Give your braios » racking To find the remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send yon picfc> ing 1 " At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they...
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The Elson Readers . .

William Harris Elson - 1920
...remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing!" At this the Mayor and Corporation 10 Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sat...I'd my ermine gown sell; I wish I were a mile hence! i5 It's easy to bid one rack one's brain— I'm sure my poor head aches again, I've scratched it so,...
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The Elson Readers: Book Six (revision of Elson Grammar School Reader, Book Two)

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1920 - 448 pages
...remedy we're lacking, Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing!" At this the Mayor and Corporation 10 Quaked with a mighty consternation. * An hour they...I'd my ermine gown sell; I wish I were a mile hence 1 1s It's easy to bid one rack one's brain — I'm sure my poor head aches again, I've scratched it...
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The Elson Readers, Book 6

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck, Lura E. Runkel - 1920
...rid us of our vermin! You hope, because you're old and obese, 5 To find in the furry civic robe ease! Rouse up, sirs! Give your brains a racking To find...send you packing!" At this the Mayor and Corporation 10 Quaked with a mighty consternation. An hour they sat in council; At length the Mayor broke silence:...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning

Robert Browning - 1921 - 1359 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...my ermine gown sell, "I wish I were a mile hence! 80 " It's easy to bid one rack one's brain — "I'm sure my poor head aches again, "I've scratched...
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Volume 3

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1922
...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. PEOPLE CALL ME THE PIED PIPEH An hour they sate in counsel,— At length the Mayor broke silence: "For...
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The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers

John Drinkwater - 1922 - 240 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 sat in Council; At length the Mayor broke silence: "For a guilder I'd my ermine gown...
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 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 1" At this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked...
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English Critical Essays (nineteenth Century)

Edmund David Jones - 1924 - 610 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 this the Mayor and Corporation Quaked with a mighty consternation. A person of musical abilities...
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