Burlesques: A legend of the Rhine, Rebecca and Rowena. (Mr. Thackeray's misc. writings).

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Page 102 - Ho, pretty Page with the dimpled chin That never has known the barber's shear ! All your wish is woman to win : This is the way that boys begin : Wait till you come to Forty Year...
Page 102 - Wait till you come to Forty Year. Forty times over let Michaelmas pass, Grizzling hair the brain doth clear — Then you know a boy is an ass, Then you know the worth of a lass, Once you have come to Forty Year. Pledge me round, I bid ye declare, All good fellows whose beards are...
Page 102 - ... away ? The reddest lips that ever have kissed, The brightest eyes that ever have shone, May pray and whisper, and we not list, Or look away, and never be missed, Ere yet ever a month is gone. Gillian's dead, God rest her bier, How I loved her twenty years syne ! Marian's married, but I sit here Alone and merry at Forty Year, Dipping my nose in the Gascon wine.

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