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" Twas like an eagle in the sky. When the sky began to roar Twas like a lion at the door. When the door began to crack Twas like a stick across my back. When my back began to smart Twas like a penknife in my heart. . When my heart began to bleed Twas death... "
Popular rhymes and nursery tales: a sequel to the Nursery rhymes of England - Page 16
1849 - 288 pages
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1904
...; When the door began to crack 'Twas like a stick about my back ; When my back began to smart 'Twas like a penknife in my heart ; When my heart began to bleed 'Twas time for me to die indeed. The harrowing narrative was supposed to have some useful moral for...
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Golspie: Contributions to Its Folklore

Edward Williams Byron Nicholson - Folklore - 1897 - 351 pages
...into a burlesque song on the battle of Culloden,' which he quotes thus : — Double Dee Double Day, Set a garden full of seeds ; When the seeds began...began to settle, Like our Geordies bloody battle. On p. 28 he gives an ordinary version of the lines, beginning A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like...
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Golspie: Contributions to Its Folklore

Edward Williams Byron Nicholson - Folklore - 1897 - 351 pages
...sky began to roar, Like a lion at the door. When the door began to crack, Like a stick laid o'er ray back. When my back began to smart, Like a penknife...began to settle, Like our Geordies bloody battle. On p. 28 he gives an ordinary version of the lines, beginning A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like...
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Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads

Heather Glen - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 399 pages
...When the door began to crack, 'Twas like a stick across my back; When my back began to smart, 'Twas like a penknife in my heart; When my heart began to bleed, Twas death and death and death indeed.37 For the central structural principle of these lines - the...
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Lives in Between: Assimilation and Marginality in Austria, Brazil, and West ...

Leo Spitzer - History - 1989 - 250 pages
.... . . When the sky began to roar Twas like a stick across my back. When my back began to smart Twas like a penknife in my heart. When my heart began to bleed Twas death and death and death indeed. Traditional nursery rhyme, quoted in A. Alvarez, The Savage...
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Genre: The New Critical Idiom

John Frow - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 171 pages
...door; When the door began to crack, Twas like a stick across my back; When my back began to smart, Twas like a penknife in my heart; When my heart began to bleed, Twas death and death and death indeed. The genre of the nursery rhyme is defined above all by its situation...
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Expiration Date

Tim Powers - Fiction - 2007 - 384 pages
..."When the door began to crack, 'Twos like a stick across my back; When my back began to smart, 'Twas like a pen-knife in my heart; When my heart began to bleed, 'Twas death and death and death indeed. ' ' Oaks's eyes were crossed sharply together behind his nose....
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