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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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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...hive with Thee. HKNBT VAUOHAN. THE FLY. OCCASIONED BY A FLY DELNTCINQ OUT OF ТПЕ AUTHOB'S CUP. ' BUSY, curious, thirsty fly! Drink with me, and drink as I! Freely welcome to my cup, Oouldst thou sip and sip it up : Make the most of life you may ; Life is short and wears away ! Both...
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Fugitive poetry, 1600-1878, compiled and ed. by J.C. Hutchieson

J C Hutchieson - 1878
...hand, and great thy heart, If well thou dost the work before thee ! BUSY, CURIOUS, THIRSTY FLY. BEST, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink as I ; Freely welcome to my cup, Coulust thou sip, and sip me up. Make the most of life you may, Life is short and wears away. FALSE,...
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A poetry-book of elder poets, selected and arranged by A. B. Edwards

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - 1879
...Did He smile, his work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee? W. Blake. 218 THE FLY. 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 as...
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The new national reading books

New national reading books - 1880
...skates, and have a slide with Harry. frosty gloves quick-ly skates ready teach coat tight slide THE FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me and drink...most of life you may, Life is short and wears away. 12 POOR MAGGIE. POOR MAGGIE. 1. MAGGIE is a poor child whose father and mother died when she was only...
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Ludgate Hill, Past and Present: A Narrative Concerning the People, Places ...

Sir William Purdie Treloar (bart.) - London (England) - 1881 - 130 pages
...porter, and is now chiefly known for the Anacreontic verse on a fly drinking from his cup of ale : — Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...Life is short, and wears away. Both alike are mine arid thine Hastening quick to their decline ; Thine's a summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore...
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Poetic treasures: or, Passages from the poets

Passages, John Allen Giles - English poetry - 1881 - 644 pages
...she'll change her mood ; G-ae woo anither, and she'll gang clean wud. CXXXIX. WILLIAM OLDY8. TO A FLY. Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...sip, and sip it up. Make the most of life you may, I Life is short and wears away. Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline : "•<•...
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Specimens, with memoirs, of the less-known British poets. With an ..., Volume 2

George Gilfillan - 1881
...following Anacreontic is characteristic : — SONG, OCCASIONED BY A FLY DRINKING OUT OF A CUP OF ALE. Busy, curious, thirsty fly, • Drink with me, and...thou sip and sip it up. Make the most of life you mayLife is short, and wears away. Both alike are, mine and thine, Hastening quick to their decline...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 3

Isaac Disraeli - Authors - 1881
...consisted only of these two stanzas : Busy, curious, thirsty fly ! Drink with me, and drink as 1 1 Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thou sip and sip it up : Hake the most of life you may ; Life is short and wears away ! Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening...
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Five minutes daily readings of poetry, selected by H.L.S. Lear

Five minutes daily readings - 1882 - 391 pages
...and scent and sight do surely bring Authentic proof of veritable Spring ! " SJ STONE. 23. THE FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...you may, Life is short, and wears away. Both alike, both thine and mine, Hasten quick to their decline ; Thine's a summer, mine's no more, Though repeated...
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Complete English Grammar for the Use of Schools

Thomas Morrison (LL.D.) - English language - 1882 - 124 pages
...running along the street. I shall see that you recover the horse, for I saw him trot along the street. Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...most of life you may ; Life is short, and wears away. 2. REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS. 49. A reflexive pronoun is one in which the action is reflected or bent back...
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