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A Humorous History Of England

Auhtor: C Harrison

Language: english
Published: 1920

Genres:

poetry,  humor,  history
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Review by C. F. Hill, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Humorous History Of England':

... future progress of this State,. Must own the chiefest fact to be. Her escalator is the Sea._. [Illustration: Take cover]. Prehistoric Historians ...
... too long to spell. He joined in little feuds no doubt. And with his weapons fashioned out. Of flint, went boldly to the fray. And cracked ...
... the Saxons aches and pains. They sailed right up our rivers broad,. Putting the natives to the sword. Danegeld For centuries our sadly ...
... 'Longshanks'. Expelled them with no word of thanks. Feudalism These were the well known Feudal days,. Tenants were slaves in many ways. To ...
... no need to descant upon. His boon companion 'Little John'. Or 'Friar Tuck' so overblown. He tipped the scale at fifteen stone. Henry ...
... they all arrive. Simon de Simon de Montfort was the man. Montfort Who 'engineered' this useful plan. 1265 And we can picture these ...
... boast. Our beds have been as warm as toast. Edward 'Black Prince' One-three-four-six,. A brave and noble warrior, 'licks'. Crecy The ...
... taking Owen for her spouse. Henry VI. Henry Six, next in our rhymes,. 1422-1461 For fifty years had troublous times. Wars of Roses, Wars ...
... it seems his recreation. Was ordering decapitation. 1485 On Bosworth Field when sorely pressed. He made a bid th'uncommonest. 'My ...
... able at the helm. But not with skill enough endued. To 'scape their King's ingratitude. Despotical the King's power grew. He's England's Pope ...
... their breakfast bill of fare. All 'Kynes' of ale, some highly spiced. And divers meats, roast, boiled and sliced. In James' reign a man could ...
... is no progress otherwise.'. [Illustration: IRON JELLOIDS The Great Tonic. MODEL OF THE NOTORIOUS GUY FAWKES. WHICH HOWEVER IS NOT CONSIDERED. HISTORICALLY ...
... King's beheaded, but the State. Experiences no headless fate. A commonwealth's forthwith proclaimed. And Cromwell's soon Protector ...
... for his pains. Habeas Corpus The 'Habeas Corpus' best of laws. 1679 Shields us from prison without cause. 'Twas passed in sixteen-seventy-nine,. And ...
... Ut mulus obstinatus he. Had full sixty years of reign. And a big family to train. [Illustration: IRON JELLOIDS The Great Tonic. _GEORGIAN ...
... (says). Revolution Oppression dire through countless days. Roused Revolution with its tears. Mainly through books with wrong ideas. Napoleon ...
... in great force. And civilised us in due course. They tried the same with Ireland green. But only sowed a feud between. The land they'd conquered ...
... we enjoy cheap bread to-day. We fain would linger, but alas,. These are the periods we must pass. So gentle reader do not grin. At sight of ...
... hundred years together warring. From Hastings unto Waterloo. We'd battles with the brave 'Mossoo.'. Now Honi soit qui still y pense. Hurrah ...
... with the adventures of eighteen jovial, big hearted Montana cowboys.Bret Harte : The Crusade Of The ExcelsiorFrancis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 ...