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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
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1872 - 789 pages
...hasten to old age ! ROBERT SOUTHEY. BUSY, CUIUOUS, THIRSTY FLY. [Last verse adJed by Rcr. ). Plumtne.) reat Author rise, Whether to deck with clouds the...sky, Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers, f пр. Make the most of life you may ; Life is short, and wears away. Both alike arc mine and thine,...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1873 - 789 pages
...CUIUOUS, THIRSTY FLY. [Last vene added by Rev. J. Plumtree.) BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with inc, and drink as I ; Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst...are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore. Threescore summers, when they're gone,...
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The little folk's birthday book; or, Something good about children, child ...

Little folk - 1873
...Raised a great big blister. Little Folks. THE FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly ! Drink with me, and as I ! Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thou sip...most of life you may ; Life is short and wears away ? Oldys. OUT OF TUNE. A NIGHTINGALE made a mistake ! She sang a few notes out of tune, Her heart was...
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Encyclopaedia of English & American Poetry from Caedmon & King Alfred's ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - American poetry - 1873
...юз i. —SONG, MADE EXTEMPORE ВТ A GENTLEMAN, OCCASIONED BY A FLY DRINKING OUT OF HIS CUP OF ALE. nd. I moan tho man who, when tho, distant poor Need help, denies them nothing bu cnp, Could' st thon sip and sip it up. Make the most of life you may, Life is short, and wears away....
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The Epigrammatists: A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient ...

Henry Philip Dodd - Epigrams - 1875 - 695 pages
...this has been found. He died in 1761. ON A FLY DRIXKINO OUT OF A CUP OF ALE. Make the most of life yon may; Life is short and wears away! Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline ! Thino's a summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore ! Threescore summers when they're gone,...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...turning pale, Yields to his fate, — so ends my tale. HESTER LYNCH THRALE. BUST, CURIOUS, THIRSTY FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore. Threescore summers, when they 're...
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The Children's Treasury of English Song

Francis Turner Palgrave - Children's poetry, English - 1877 - 302 pages
...brings this message plain, ' When our brief days are over, ' That we shall live again.' Unhnown TO A FLY BUSY, curious, thirsty Fly, Drink with me, and drink...short and wears away. Both alike are mine and thine, Hast'ning quick to their decline : — Thine's a summer : mine's no more, Though repeated to three-score...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...turning pale, Yields to his fate, — so ends my tale. HESTER LYNCH THRALE. BUST, CURIOUS, THIRSTY FLY. Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...cup, Couldst thou sip and sip it up. Make the most qf life you may ; Life is short, and wears away. Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to...
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A Poetry-book of Elder Poets: Consisting of Songs & Sonnets, Odes & Lyrics ...

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - English poetry - 1878 - 298 pages
...shining tears, Did He smile, his work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee? W. Blake. THE FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...Hastening quick to their decline; Thine's a summer, mine's no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when they're gone, Will appear...
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(The British readers). The first (-sixth) reader, ed. by T. Morrison. The ...

Thomas Morrison (LL.D.) - 1878
...the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. SHIRLEY. BUSY, CURIOUS, THIRSTY FLY. 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 'sa summer, mine's no more,...
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