Attic Salt, the Saving Grace of Humour

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J. Nisbet & Company, limited, 1914 - English wit and humor - 149 pages
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Page 41 - There is a lad here which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes ; but what are they among so many ? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down.
Page 101 - GRACE. SOME hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it ; But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thanket. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF PEG NICHOLSON. PEG Nicholson was a gude bay mare, As ever trode on airn ; But now she's floating down the Nith, An' past the mouth o
Page 46 - Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice 16* of fools : for they consider not that they do evil.
Page 116 - Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light: But, oh ! she dances such a way— No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight.
Page 91 - It happened that, on a public day, a celebrated beauty of those times was in the cross bath, and one of the crowd of her admirers took a glass of the water in which the fair one stood, and drank her health to the company. There was in the place a gay fellow half fuddled, who offered to jump in, and swore, though he liked not the liquor, he would have the toast. He was opposed in his resolution; yet this whim gave foundation to the present honour which is done to the lady we mention in our liquors,...
Page 102 - Give no more to every guest, Than he's able to digest; Give him always of the prime; And but little at a time. Carve to all but just enough: Let them neither starve nor stuff: And, that you may have your due, Let your neighbours carve for you.
Page 102 - Tis a gift for Christ his sake: Be the meale of beanes and pease, God be thank'd for those and these ; Have we flesh, or have we fish, All are fragments from his dish. He his church save, and the king, And our peace here, like a spring, Make it ever flourishing ! GOD TO BE FIRST SERV'D.
Page 66 - I am a single highwayman, and I say, 'Your money or your life.'" "You cowardly dog," said Lord Berkeley, "do you think I can't see your confederate skulking behind you?" The highwayman, who was really alone, looked hurriedly round, and Lord Berkeley shot him through the head. I asked Lady Caroline Maxse (1803-1886), who was born a Berkeley, if this story was true.
Page 31 - Jacob, cried the last. I am neither Abraham, Isaac, nor Jacob, replied the old gentleman, but Saul, the son of Kish, who went out to seek his father's asses, and lo ! here I have found them.
Page 32 - Well, let us hear, said the old man. — Why, this, cried the scholar, is one, and this, continued he, is two ; two and one you know make three. Since :you have made it out so well...

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