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" That lies in old wood like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm a deathwatch ; Because like a watch it always cries click ; Then woe be to those in the house who are sick : For,... "
Insect Miscellanies.. - Page 97
by James Rennie - 1831 - 414 pages
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 7

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...wood-worm, That lies in old wood like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm...always cries click ; Then woe be to those in the house who are sick : For, as sure as a gun, they will give up the ghost, If the maggot cries click when it...
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Cottage Gardener and Country Gentleman's Companion, Volume 3

Gardening - 1850
...opportunity of seeing several specimens of the widely celebrated Death Watch, so named Because, like a natch, It always cries click ; Then woe be to those in the house who are sick! But a kettle of scalding-hot water Injected Infallibly cures the timber afl'ected : The...
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The Works, Volume 11

Jonathan Swift - 1803
...wood-worm, That lies in old wood like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch. And chambermaids christen this worm...always cries click ; Then woe be to those in the house who are sick: For, as sure as a gun, they will give up the ghost, Jf the maggot cries click when it...
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Village Dialogues, Between Farmer Littleworth, Rev. Mr. Lovegood ..., Volume 1

Rowland Hill - Christian life - 1806
...teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch, And chamber-maids christen this worm a death-watch j Because like a watch, it always cries click, Then woe be to those in the house who are sick; For sure as a gun they will give up the ghost, If the maggot cries click, when it scratches...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 16

Jonathan Swift - 1808
...teeth or with claws it M'ill bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm a death watch ; Because like a watch it always cries click; Then woe be to those in the house who are sick : For, as sure as a gun, they will give up the ghost, If the maggot cries click when it...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand - Christian antiquities - 1810 - 424 pages
...lies in old wood, like a Hare in her form : With Teeth or with Claws it will bite or will srratch, And Chambermaids christen this Worm a Death-Watch...always cries click ; Then Woe be to those in the House who are sick ; For, as sure as a Gun, they will give up the Ghost, If the Maggot cries click, when...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's Anti ...

John Brand - Great Britain - 1810 - 471 pages
...Teeth or with Claws it will bite or will scratch, And Chambermaids christen this Worm a Dcath-Watch : Because, like a Watch, it always cries click ; Then Woe be to those in the House who are sick; For, as sure as a Gun, they will give up the Ghost, If the Maggot cries click, when it...
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A pocket encyclopędia, or library of general knowledge, Volume 2

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
...wood-worm, That lies in old wood, like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws, it will bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm...always cries click: Then woe be to those in the house who are sick, For snre as a gun, they will give up the ghost, If the maggot cries click, when it scratches...
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Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 1

Edward Augustus Kendall - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1811
...wood-worm, That lies in old wood, like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws, it will bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm...watch it always cries click: * Then woe be to those iu the house who are sick, _ For sure as a gun, they will give up' the ghost, .,t If the maggot cries...
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Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 2

Edward Augustus Kendall - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1811
...wood- worm, That lies in old wood, like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws, it will bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm a death-watch : Because like a watch it always crips click: • Then woe be to those in the house who are sick, For sure as a sun, they will sive...
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