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" My head is twice as big as yours, They therefore needs must fit. " But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs upon your face ; And stop and eat, for well you may Be in a hungry case." Said John, — " It is my wedding-day,. And all the world would stare,... "
Poems - Page 323
by William Cowper - 1808
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Satirical,humourous & Familiar Pieces: Prose [No] 1-[2?].

1795
...and in his turn, Thus shew'd his ready wit, My:head is twice as big as your's, They therefore needs must fit, But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs...in a hungry case. Said John, It is my wedding-day, Arid all the world would stare, If wife should dine at Edmonton, And I should dine at Ware. So turning...
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Beauties of Cowper: To which are Prefixed, a Life of the Author and ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1801 - 231 pages
...Thus show'd his ready wit — My head is twice as big as your's, They therefore needs must fit. Q 2 But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs upon your...in haste to dine; 'Twas for your pleasure you came hcner You shall go back for mine. Ah, luckless speech, and bootless boast! For which he paid full dear...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...and, in his turn, Thus show'd his ready wit — My head is twice as big as yours, They therefore needs must fit. But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs...So turning to his horse, he said, I am in haste to dinej 'Twas for your pleasure you came here, You shall go back for mine. Ah luckless speech, and bootless...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1806
...and in his turn Thus showed his ready wit, My head is twice as big as your's, They therefore needs must fit. But let me scrape the dirt away, That hangs...world would stare If wife should dine at Edmonton, And 1 should dine at Ware. So turning to his horse, he said, I am in haute to diue; 'Twai for your pleasure...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1808 - 436 pages
...and in his turn Thus show'd his ready wit — My head is twice as big as yours, They therefore needs must fit. But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs...should dine at Edmonton, And I should dine at Ware 1 So, turning to his horse, he said— I am in haste to dine ; Twas for your pleasure you came here,...
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Select stories for children

Select stories - 1810
...turn Thus show'd his ready wit — My head is twice as big as yours, They therefore needs must fit. And stop and eat, for well you may Be in a hungry...should dine at Edmonton, And I should dine at Ware. r So turning to his horse, he said, I am in haste to dine ; J 'Twas for your pleasure you came here,...
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The young woman's companion; or, Female instructor [by J.A. Stewart].

J A. Stewart - 1814
...and in his turn ' Thus showed his ready wit, My head is twice'as big as your's They therefore needs must. fit. But let me scrape the dirt away, That hangs...and eat, for well you may . .. Be in a hungry case. TJH j Said John, It is my wedding-day, And all the world would stare , If wife should dine at Edmonton,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...ready wit — " My head is twice as biff as yours, They therefore needs must fit. But let me sqrape the dirt away That hangs upon your face •. And stop...may Be in a hungry case !" Said John — " It is my wedding day ; And folks would gape and stare, v If wife should dine at Edmonton, And I should dine...
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Poems by William Cowper ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1814 - 480 pages
...And all the world wonld stare, If wife shonld dine at Edmonton, And I shonld dine at Ware. So tnrning to his horse, he said, I am in haste to dine ; 'Twas for yonr pleasnre yon came here, Yon shall go back for mine. Ah lnckless speech, and bootless boast ! For...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...and in his turn Thus show'd his ready wit : My head is twice as big as yours, They therefore needs must fit. But let me scrape the dirt away That hangs...well you may Be in a hungry case. Said John, It is my wedding day ; And all the world would stare, If wife should dine at Edmonton, And 1 should dine at...
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