New Waggings of Old Tales

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Page 52 - ... corset, I'm Juliet! Juliet! This of our tale is the short and the long, I'm Romeo! I'm Juliet! Here is the moral that goes with the song, I'm Romeo, Juliet! Lovers, we warn you of daggers be wary, Don't buy your drinks of an apothecary, Don't stab yourselves in the left pulmonary, I'm Romeo, Juliet! MARY AND THE LAMB Mary, — what melodies mingle To murmur her musical name! It makes all one's finger-tips tingle Like fagots, the food of the flame; About her an ancient tradition A romance delightfully...
Page 17 - HE must be a born leader or misleader of men, or must have been sent into the world unfurnished with that modulating and restraining balance-wheel which we call a sense of humor, who, in old age, has as strong a confidence in his opinions and in the necessity of bringing the universe into conformity with them as he had in youth.
Page 60 - ... high officer had heard the mission of this most respectable deputation, he led the five strangers into an inner room, where they were seated upon soft cushions, and where he ordered coffee, pipes, sherbet, and other semi-barbaric refreshments to be served to them. Then, taking his seat before them, he thus addressed the visitors: "Most noble strangers, before answering the question you have come so far to ask, I will relate to you an incident which occurred not very long after that to which you...
Page 60 - When the high officer had heard the mission of this most respectable deputation, he led the five strangers into an inner room, where they were seated upon soft cushions, and where he ordered coffee, pipes, sherbet, and other semi-barbaric refreshments...
Page 58 - ... about to open the door he was so fearful lest he should behold a horrible spectacle, that his nerves failed him, and he fled precipitately from the arena, and mounting his camel rode homeward as fast as he could go. " We were all very much interested in the story which our countryman told us, and we were extremely sorry that he did not wait to see the end of the affair. We hoped, however, that in a few weeks some traveler...
Page 57 - Most noble officer," said the speaker of the deputation, " it so happened that one of our countrymen was present here, in your capital city, on that momentous occasion when a young man who had dared to aspire to the hand of your King's daughter had been placed in the arena, in the midst of the assembled multitude, and ordered to open one of two doors, not knowing whether a ferocious tiger...
Page 22 - Thumb might be angry ; on the other hand, if he disregarded the warning on the door- panel he still might give offence. A hurried glance at his shoes decided him. They were not at all muddy, and then he remembered that he had come from his house in a cab and that the shoes were new. He smiled quietly to himself, and remembering his early athletic successes at college he jumped easily over the mat and found himself confronted by his host, whose misgivings as to whether or...
Page 56 - IT was nearly a year after the occurrence Of that event in the arena of the semi-barbaric King known as the incident of the lady or the tiger, that there came to the palace of this monarch a deputation of five strangers from a far country. These men, of venerable and dignified aspect and demeanor, were received by a high officer of the court, and to him they made known their errand,
Page 54 - s sung by the nurse at the cradle When Ba-ba is restless and cross : And lamby, whose virtues were legion, Dwells ever in songs that we sing, He makes a nice dish in this region To eat in the spring ! THE DISCIPLE OF AMBIGUITY IS INTRODUCED. experence n public life," said the Distinguished Diplomat, " has taught me that ambiguity is the mother of success.
Page 87 - Reminiscencer was obviously much embarrassed hy this splendid tribute to his genius, fo> it was only after much persuasion that he could be induced to come forward.

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