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Pagina 88 - He was chubby and plump ; a right jolly old elf; And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself. A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings ; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle , But I heard him exclaim,...
Pagina 92 - The wound it seem'd both sore and sad To every Christian eye ; And while they swore the dog was mad, They swore the man would die. But soon a wonder came to light, That show'd the rogues they lied, The man recover'd of the bite, The dog it was that died.
Pagina 92 - In Islington there was a man, Of whom the world might say, That still a godly race he ran, Whene'er he went to pray. A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes ! The naked every day he clad, When he put on his clothes. And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree. This dog and man at first were friends ; But when a pique began, The dog, to gain some private ends, Went mad and bit the man. Around, from all the...
Pagina 94 - Your faither's comin' in.' They never heed a word I speak; I try to gie a froon, But aye I hap them up, an' cry, ' O, bairnies, cuddle doon.' Wee Jamie wi' the curly heid — He aye sleeps next the wa', Bangs up an' cries, ' I want a piece
Pagina 82 - When mournfu' as I sat on the stane at the door, I saw my Jamie's wraith, — for I couldna think it he, Till he said, "I'm come hame to marry thee.
Pagina 80 - The waes o' my heart fa' in showers frae my e'e, While my gudeman lies sound by me. Young Jamie lo'ed me weel, and sought me for his bride; But saving a...
Pagina 94 - Hae a' the weans been gude?" he asks, As he pits aff his shoon. "The bairnies, John, are in their beds, An
Pagina 82 - Rob maintained them baith, and wi' tears in his e'e Said, "Jennie, for their sakes, O, marry me!" My heart it said nay; I looked for Jamie back; But the wind it blew high, and the ship it was a wrack; His ship it was a wrack — Why didna Jamie dee?
Pagina 109 - Usually books are lent out for two weeks, but there are exceptions and the borrower should note carefully the date stamped above. Fines are charged for overdue books at the rate of five cents a day; for reserved books the rate is twenty-five cents a day.
Pagina 82 - Jennie, for their sakes, O, marry me!" My heart it said nay; I look'd for Jamie back; But the wind it blew high, and the ship it was a wrack; His ship it was a wrack — Why didna Jamie dee? Or why do I live to cry, Wae's me!

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