St. Nicholas, Volume 2

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Page 155 - And then your grace need not make any doubt, But in twenty-four hours you'll ride it about.
Page 586 - After all, what would life be without fighting, I should like to know ? From the cradle to the grave, fighting, rightly understood, is the business, the real, highest, honestest business of every son of man. Every one who is worth his salt has his enemies, who must be beaten, be they evil thoughts and habits in himself, or spiritual wickedness in high places, or Russians, or Border-ruffians, or Bill, Tom, or Harry, who will R not let him live his life in quiet till he has thrashed them.
Page 64 - Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse; Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, She shall have music wherever she goes.
Page 656 - What man dare, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble...
Page 338 - Far and few, far and few, Are the lands where the Jumblies live: Their heads are green, and their hands are blue; And they went to sea in a sieve.
Page 214 - ... how he would recommend this slice of white bread, or that piece of kissing-crust...
Page 150 - God bless the master of this house. Likewise the mistress too, And all the little children, That round the table go...
Page 284 - All glory be to God on high, And to the earth be peace; Good-will henceforth from heaven to men Begin and never cease.
Page 125 - Suppose your task, my little man, Is very hard to get, Will it make it any easier For you to sit and fret? And...
Page 191 - THE mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly branch shone on the old oak wall ; And the baron's retainers were blithe and gay, And keeping their Christmas holiday. The baron beheld with a father's pride His beautiful child, young Lovell's bride; While she with her bright eyes seemed to be The star of the goodly company. "I'm weary of dancing now," she cried; "Here tarry a moment,— I'll hide, I'll hide!

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