Innocent Merriment: An Anthology of Light Verse

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Index of First Lines

A
A bigamist born in Zambezi, 239
A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Dixie-Belle, on Lex., 436
A buttery, sugary, syrupy waffle--, 113
A capital ship for an ocean trip, 198
A fellow in a market town, 420
A fig for St. Denis of France--, 286
A maiden from the Bosphorus, 199
A poor old man, 61
A raven sat upon a tree, 202
A soldier and a sailor, 133
A street there is in Paris famous, 298
A sweet disorder in the dress, 141
A teacher should impart what's true, 342
Actual evidence I have none, 322
Ah, those hours when the by-gone sages, 206
Alabama, good-bye! I love thee well!, 261
An actress of emotional rôles, 247
An der Beach, an der Beach, 121
"And did you once see Shelley plain?", 306
"And if he's gone away," said she, 165
And if I loved you Wednesday, 158
And now I have another lad!, 161
And so our royal relative is dead!, 262
And so you find them somewhat thin, 404
As a friend to the children commend me the yak, 191
As after noon one Summer's day, 172
As And to Aus, and Aus to Bis;, 154
As I was falling down the stair, 239
As I was going up the stair, 239
As I was rumbling through the mountain rift, 359
As I was walkin' the jungle round, a-killin' of tigers an' time;, 24
As sea-foam blown of the winds, as blossom of brine that is drifted, 8
At last I have a Sabine farm, 90

B
Back in the years when Phlagstaff, the Dane, was monarch, 49
Barney McGee, there's no end of good luck in you, 273
Be kind and tender to the Frog, 190
Be quick, be quick, my eyes, my ears, 174
Be the New Year sweet and short, 118
Beauties, have ye seen this toy, 148
Beautiful soup, so rich and green, 24
Beauty blue and beauty white, 147
Behold the mansion reared by Daedal Jack!, 52
Ben Battle was a soldier bold, 232
Beneath the warrior's helm, behold, 187
Beneath these poppies buried deep, 387
Between fields of pop-corn, 45
Birthdays? yes, in a general way;, 62
Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, 191
Boreas blows on his high wood whistle, 5
Britannia rules the waves, 410

C
Celestine Silvousplait Justine de Mouton Rosalie, 149
Chloris made my heart to stop, 129
Come, gentle tripe, the hungry carter's joy, 290
Come, Phyllis, I've a cask of wine, 498
Consider the sages who pulverize boulders, 192
Cophetua was a merry King, 107
Crawl, crawl, clock on the wall, 174

D
Damon died young; no bell was tolled for him., 322
Darling, at last my tiny lute, 256
Dear, I do not count it flighty, 309
Death before forty's no bar. Lo!, 345
Die Mutter sagt, "Nau Lieschen listen here., 120
Doe, Doe!, 204
Down in the silent hallway, 113
Down the green hill-side fro' the castle window, 54

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction v
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contents xvii
  • Burlesque ? Parody 1
  • Innocent Merriment 75
  • Love, Etc. 125
  • Nonsense 185
  • Panegyric 253
  • Satire 311
  • Song and Story 423
  • Sport 475
  • Translation--Paraphase 493
  • Index of Authors 503
  • Index of Titles 511
  • Index of First Lines 519
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