This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 Excerpt: ...dismay Could not controul! While the accuser, now grown bold, Thrice o'er, the tale of mischief told. Now Jenkins from the table rose, "Who ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 Excerpt: ...dismay Could not controul! While the accuser, now grown bold, Thrice o'er, the tale of mischief told. Now Jenkins from the table rose, "Who ivitb the Parson toy'd?" he cried. "So Mistress Frailty, you must play, "And sport, your wanton hours away. "And with your gold, a pretty joke, "You thought to buy a pleasant cloak; "A screen to hide your shame--but know "I will not blind to ruin go.--"I am no modern Spouse, dy'e see, "Gold will not gild disgrace, with me I" Some say he seiz'd his fearful bride, And came to blows! Day after day, the contest dire Augmented, with resistless ire! And many a drubbing Debby bought For mischief, she her Parrot taught! Thus, Slander turns against its maker; And if this little Story reaches A Spinster, who her Parrot teaches, Let her a better task pursue, And here, the certain Vengeance view Which surely will, in Time, O'ertake Her. Tbe NEGRO GIRL. I. Dark was the dawn, and o'er the deep The boist'rous whirlwinds blew; The Sea-bird wheel'd its circling sweep, And all was drear to view--When on the beach that binds the western shore The love-lorn Zelma stood, list'ning the tempest's roar. II. Her eager Eyes beheld the main, While on her Draco dear She madly call'd, but call'd in vain, No sound could Draco hear, Save the shrill yelling of the fateful blast, While ev'ry Seaman's heart, quick shudder'd as it past. III. White were the billows, wide display'd The clouds were black and low; The Bittern shriek'd, a gliding shade Seem'd o'er the waves to go! The livid flash illum'd the clam'rous main, While Zelma pour'd, unmnrk'd, her melancholy strain. IV. "Be still!" she cried, "loud tempest cease! "O! spare the gallant souls: "The thunder rolls--the winds...
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