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" Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me and drink as I; Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thou sip and sip it up: Make the most of life you may, Life is short and wears away. Both alike are mine and thine Hastening quick to their decline: Thine's a... "
Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads - Page 19
1819
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Gleanings from the Poets: For Home and School

Poetry - 1854 - 430 pages
...Achilles weeps, great Hector hangs the head, And the Black Prince goes whimpering to bed. THE THIRSTY FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to thy decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when...
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Oldham's Amusing and Instructive Reader: A Course of Reading, Original and ...

Oliver Oldham - Readers (Secondary) - 1854 - 384 pages
...pass with leave to leg \ THE FLY.—OLDYS. OCCASIONED BT A FLY DUNKING OUT OF THE Million's CUP. 1. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly! Drink with me, and drink...most of life you may; Life is short and wears away ! 2. Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline! Thine's a summer, mine no more,...
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Gleanings from the Poets, for Home and School

American poetry - 1855 - 430 pages
...Achilles weeps, great Hector hangs the head, Am* the Black Prince goes whimpering to bed. THE THIRSTY FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to thy decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when...
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1855
...Achilles weeps, great Hector hangs the head, And the Black Prince goes whimpering to bed. THE THIRSTY FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to thy decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when...
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The Odoherty Papers, Volume 2

William Maginn - 1855
...f' wv KOI iv i Writlcu ertempmt-by a^Crentleman, oc. - rariaatA by. a jly drinking out of his c "P" Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me and drink...as I ; Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thou sip, und sip it up. Make the most of life you mny, Life is short and fudes away. " Both alike are mine and...
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A collection of poems from various authors, fo young persons

Collection - 1856 - 102 pages
...Sing, mournfully, oh ! mournfully, The solitude of Binnorie. WOEDSWOBTH. Jiusy, Cwiom, Thirsty Fly. Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...may ; Life is short, and wears away : Both alike, both thine and mine, Hasten quick to their decline ; Thine' sa summer, mine's no more, Though repeated...
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Songs of England. The book of English songs, ed. by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1857 - 319 pages
...All my soul unbends — -I play Gamesome with the young and gay. BUSY, CURIOUS, THIRSTY FLY. BUST, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink as...are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline ; Thine' sa summer, mine's no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when they're...
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The Children's Bower; Or, What You Like, Volume 1

Kenelm Henry Digby - Children - 1858
...may not be able to find such words to convey it as those of the poet, saying,— * W. Allingham. " Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline j Thine's a summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when they're...
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Book of poetry for the young

Book - Children's poetry, English - 1858 - 104 pages
...how rich is that poor man ! From the German. BUST, THIRSTY, CURIOUS FLY. BUSY, thirsty, curious Ply, Drink with me, and drink as I ; Freely welcome to...short and wears away ; Both alike are mine and thine Hast'ning quick to their decline. Thine 'sa summer, mine 's no more, Though repeated to threescore...
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1858
...Achilles weeps, great Hector hangs the head, And the Black Prince goes whimpering to bed. THE THIRSTY FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...the most of life you may, Life is short and wears awafe Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to thy decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more,...
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