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. 1916 Excerpt: ... is a weeping willow, and to sleep is to plough the deep. A certain bibulous and quarrelsome peer was told by a cabman that he hadn't been ...
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. 1916 Excerpt: ... is a weeping willow, and to sleep is to plough the deep. A certain bibulous and quarrelsome peer was told by a cabman that he hadn't been "first for a bubble." It was probably only too true; but what do you think it means? It meant that he hadn't been First of October for a bubble and squeak: reduced to essentials, sober for a week. All this and more my friend told me. Here are some anatomical terms. The face is the Chevy, from Chevy Chase; the nose is J suppose, this being one of the cases where the whole phrase is always used; the brain is the once again, shortened to once; the eye is a mince, from mince pie; the hand is bag, from bag of sand; the arm the false, from false alarm. A certain important part of one's anatomy is the Derby, or Derby Kell, from one Derby Kelly, and the garment that covers it is the Charlie, from Charlie Prescott; but who these heroes were I have not discovered. A collar is an Oxford, from Oxford scholar. Nothing, you see, is gained by rhyming slang; no saving in time; and often indeed the slang term is longer than the real word, as in tie, which is all me, from all me eye, and hat, which is this and that in full. Your feet are your plates from plates of meat; your boots are your daisies, from daisy roots; your teeth are your Hampsteads, from a north London common; money is don't be, from don't be funny; the fire is the Anna, from Anna Maria. Whisky is I'm so, from I'm so frisky; beer is pig's ear in full; the waiter is the hot, from hot pertater; and so forth. And these foolish synonyms are really used, too, as you will find out with the greater ease if (as I did) you loiter in the Dolly. "In the Dolly?" you ask. Oh, if you want any more information let me give it: in the Garden--Covent Garden, from Dolly Va...
Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Light wear to corners & spine, book is clean and tight. Book-tape on spine inside cover. Gilt titles fine. 189 p. 20 cm. On Bellona's hem. --Various essays. --Once upon a time. --In a new medium.
Very Good++ No Dustjacket. First Edition. 189 pgs. Clean green ribbed cloth boards with bright gilt decorative title box on cover, gilt lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are bright and clean. P/O name and date on title page. 189 pgs. A lovely book.
Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1916 EDITION. Ex-Library with usual markings. Text is clean and unmarked. Slightly tanned. Covers show light edge wear and some rubbing. Binding cracked slightly but still intact.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good in Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Text clean. Small number written lightly on front free endpage. Jacket tanned with small closed tears and chipping to edges. Bookplate on front pastedown. Boards and jacket bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 122589.
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