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. 1899 Excerpt: ...to dote, Come, take a ride in this cock boat! See how it fljats on real water! A race! A race! I vow there is! I see a smile upon your phiz, ...Read MoreThis 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. 1899 Excerpt: ...to dote, Come, take a ride in this cock boat! See how it fljats on real water! A race! A race! I vow there is! I see a smile upon your phiz, I'll go and call my vife and darter I Nay, patience, Johnny, do not fidget, You have not seen our little bridge yet, And top on it the grand Pagoda; Then, whilst you're walking on the lawn, You'll bless the day when you were born, To see such sights, and call for soda. Come, take another walk with me, To view the ships upon the sea, I mean the Carlton--Hyde Park ocean; Full twenty vessels of the line Now sail upon the Serpentine, To give of Nile a brilliant notion! Bnt see! they're close engaged in battle, Hark! how the thnnd'ring cannons rattle! A broadside now from Victory! Behold the shade of Nelson rise! Would he were here to feast his eyes, And grace the days of Regency I The revolving Temple of Concord. Then independent of my fleets, I've planned some palaces and streets, Th' expense is small--some paltry millions; Bat lo! the pyrotechnicalities, And gin and gingerbread hilarities, With all the hornpipes and coictillions. If, after this, I hear complaints, I swear, by all the priests and saints, New taxes must your spirit humble, If Vansittart can find one out, (Which once I heard the rascal doubt), Unless you're tax'd whene'er you grumble.' On the 11th of October, the Temple of Concord was sold, and the following is a contemporary account of its sale: 'The Temple of Concord was, on Tuesday, knocked down in ninety-one lots by Mr. Creaton. 'The sale commenced with the flag-staff on the top of the Upper Temple. The brokers viewed it as a common piece of fir, which might be converted into excellent firewood, and it was knocked down at 14s. 'Four rainbows, in spite of the scriptural allusions which they drew forth, p...Read Less
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