The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of all ages and nations, 第 12 卷

Lionel Strachey
Review of reviews Company, 1906
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第129页 - THERE lived a sage in days of yore And he a handsome pigtail wore ; But wondered much and sorrowed more Because it hung behind him. He mused upon this curious case, And swore he'd change the pigtail's place, And have it hanging at his face, Not dangling there behind him. Says he, " The mystery I've found, — I'll turn me round," — he turned him round; But still it hung behind him.
第54页 - ... leagues an hour, when fortunately the cable broke, and we lost both the whale and the anchor. However, upon our return to Europe, some months after, we found the same whale within a few leagues of the same spot, floating dead upon the water ; it measured above half a mile in length. As we could take but a small quantity of .such a monstrous animal on board, we got our boats out, and with much difficulty cut off his head, where, to our great joy, we found the anchor, and above forty fathoms of...
第130页 - I've found,— I'll turn me round," — he turned him round ; But still it hung behind him. Then round, and round, and out and in, All day the puzzled sage did spin ; In vain — it mattered not a pin, — The pigtail hung behind him. And right, and left, and round about, And up and down, and in, and out, He turned ; but still the pigtail stout Hung steadily behind him. And though his efforts never slack, And though he twist, and twirl, and tack, Alas ! still faithful to his back The pigtail hangs...
第29页 - Je sais bien, qu'il y avail quelque chose de plus que le jeu. Car parmi mes pontes se trouvaient certaines dames. I will not speak more. One must be very galant to les dames. Dey have invite me again to-day, to give me revanche ; mais — vous m'entendez, Mademoiselle — one must first have to live, before one can have to play.
第172页 - The council were then presented seriatim, and had all the honour of kissing hands. These gentlemen having withdrawn, next came all the trading companies; each with an address of congratulation expressive of love and devotion, but uniformly bearing some little rider attached to it of a more exclusive nature. The tailors prayed for the general abolition of seamstresses, as nuisances and invaders of chartered rights.
第260页 - Twas a father wise and godly. Sang it so long ago. Then sing as Doctor Luther sang, As Doctor Luther sang, Who loves not wine, woman, and song, He is a fool his whole life long.
第76页 - But o'er-anxious thought you'll find of no avail, For there precisely where ideas fail, A word comes opportunely into play. Most admirable weapons words are found ; On words a system we securely ground ; In words we can conveniently believe, Nor of a single jot can we a word bereave.
第52页 - He blew with all his might ; but his endeavors were in vain, he could not make the horn sound, which was unaccountable and rather unfortunate, for soon after we found ourselves in the presence of another coach coming the other way : there was no proceeding ; however, I got out of my carriage, and being pretty strong, placed it, wheels and all, upon my head...
第259页 - He has not maid, nor blooming wife ; Nor child has he to raise his hope — I would not wish to be the Pope. The Sultan better pleases me, His is a life of jollity; His wives are many as he will — I would the Sultan's throne then fill.
第53页 - ... particularly was pressed into my stomach, where it continued some months, before it recovered its natural situation. Whilst we were all in a state of astonishment at the general and unaccountable confusion in which we were involved, the whole was suddenly explained, by the appearance of a large whale, who had been basking asleep within sixteen feet of the surface of the water. This animal was so much displeased with the disturbance which our ship had given him, (for in our passage we had with...