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" There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise, He jumped into a bramble bush And scratched out both his eyes. And when he saw his eyes were out, With all his might and main He jumped into another bush And scratched them in again. "
The Beginner's Reading-book - Page 78
by Eben Harlow Davis - 1889 - 128 pages
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The American Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

1837
...arc recorded in the mellifluous melodies of Mother Goose after the following sublime manner ! — " There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise,...were out, With all his might and main He jumped into a bramble-bush, And scratched them in again !" Repugnant as we are to forego so exalted a theme, we...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 60

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1862
...suffer. Read, and think about it, thoughtfully. HE certainly has a Capital way of writing : ' THRRB was a man in Our Town, And He was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a Pipe-Shop once, A Meerschaum met his eyes ! But when He bought this cost-Iy pipe, And found that He'd...
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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies: Without Addition Or Abridgement ...

Children's poetry - 1833 - 88 pages
...pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot nine days old. Can you spell that with four letters ? There was a man in our town, And he was wond'rous wise, He jump'd into a bramble-bush, And scratch 'd out both his eyes ; And when he saw his eyes were out, With...
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The American Monthly Magazine, Volume 4; Volume 10

American literature - 1837
...are recorded in the mellifluous melodies of Mother Goose after the following sublime manner ! — " There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise,...were out, With all his might and main He jumped into a bramble-bush, And scratched them in again I" Repugnant as we are to forego so exalted a theme, we...
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The old commodore, by the author of 'Rattlin the reefer' &c

Edward Howard - 1837
...Peter, " there's vox et pretty nell, after all." " I will finish the rhyme to your comfort, captain." " And when he saw his eyes were out, with all his might and main, He jump'd back through the quickset hedge, and scratch'd them in again." The Captain got through the hedge,...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...substantive. 35. — There was a man in Thessaly, And he was wondrous wise, Hejumpt into a quickset hedge And scratched out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes were out And he was in great pain, He jumpt into a holly-bush And scratch'd 'em in again. 1" Hecr was er man...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...35.—There was a man in Thessaly, And he was wondrous wise, Hejumpt into a quickset hedge And scratch'd out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes were out And he was in great pain, He jumpt into a holly-bush T' Heer was er man in tessch' all hij, End hij...
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The old commodore, Volume 2

Edward Howard, Frederick Marryat - 1837
...— my dearest Rosa — " " Hem !" said Peter, " there's vox et pretty ndl, after aH." >' And when ho saw his eyes were out, with all his might and main, He jump'd back through the quickset hedge, and scratch'd them iu again." The captain got through the hedge,...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 12

United States - 1843
...THF.39ALY. " There was a man of Thessaly And he was wonderous wise, He jumped into a quickset hedge, And scratched out both his eyes. " And when he saw...With all his might and main, He jumped into another hedge And scratched them in again." VIH THESSALICUS. " Thessalus acer erat sapiens prœ civibus unus,...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 7

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention, John Agg - Constitutional history - 1838
...lines : " There was a man of Thessaly, and he was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a quickset hedge, and scratched out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes weie out, with bitter grief and pain, He jumped into another hedge, to scratch them in again." This...
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