Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!Mighty glad I ain't a girl—ruther be a boy,Without them sashes, curls, an' things that 's worn by Fauntleroy!Love to chawnk green apples an' go swimmin' in the lake—Hate to take the castor-ile they give for bellyache!'Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain't no flies on me,But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I kin be!
Jest 'Fore Christmas, st. 1.
How gracious those dews of solace that over my senses fall At the clink of the ice in the pitcher the boy brings up the hall.Eugene Field
Mr Creston Clarke played King Lear at theTabor Grand last night. All through five acts of Shakespeare's tragedy he played the king as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.Eugene Field
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe Sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew.Eugene Field
I never lost a little fish.Yes, I am free to say. It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away.Eugene Field
He could whip his weight in wildcats.Eugene Field
The best of all physicians is apple pie and cheese!Eugene Field
It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away.Eugene Field
When I demanded of my friend what viands he preferred,He quoth: "A large cold bottle, and a small hot bird!"Eugene Field
Oh, you who've been a-fishing will indorse me when I sayThat it always is the biggest fish you catch that gets away!Eugene Field
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one nightSailed off in a wooden shoe—Sailed on a river of crystal light,Into a sea of dew.Eugene Field
It was always the biggest fish I caught that got away.Eugene Field
A little peach in an orchard grew, A little peach of emerald hue; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew It grew.Eugene Field