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The Bab Ballads
Hung from the flies in air, She acts a palpable lie, Shes as little a fairy there As unpoetical I! I hear you asking, Why Why in the world I sing This tawdry, tinselled thing? No airy fairy she, As she hangs in arsenic green From a highly impossible tree In a highly impossible scene (Herself not over-clean). For fays dont suffer, Im told, From bunions, coughs, or cold. And stately dames that bring Their daughters there to see, Pronounce the dancing thing No better than she should be, With her skirt at her shameful knee, And her painted, tainted phiz: Ah, matron, which of us is? (And, in sooth, it oft occurs That while these matrons sigh, Their dresses are lower than hers, And sometimes half as high; And their hair is hair they buy, And they use their glasses, too, In a way shed blush to do.) ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 931
Author: Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck)
Release Date: Jun 1, 1997
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