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The Bab Ballads, vol 2

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Author: W.S. Gilbert
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,415 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,702
mnybks.net#: 2844
Genre: Poetry
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sensitive lover's annoying."
Said the bagman, "Crusader, get out."

Says GUY, "Shall a warrior laden
With a big spiky knob,
Sit in peace on his cob
While a beautiful Saracen maiden
Is whipped by a Saracen snob?

"To London I'll go from my charmer."
Which he did, with his loot
(Seven hats and a flute),
And was nabbed for his Sydenham armour
At MR. BEN-SAMUEL'S suit.

SIR GUY he was lodged in the Compter,
Her pa, in a rage,
Died (don't know his age),
His daughter, she married the prompter,
Grew bulky and quitted the stage.

Haunted

Haunted? Ay, in a social way
By a body of ghosts in dread array;
But no conventional spectres they--
Appalling, grim, and tricky:
I quail at mine as I'd never quail
At a fine traditional spectre pale,
With a turnip head and a ghostly wail,
And a splash of blood on the dickey!

Mine are horrible, social ghosts,--
Speeches and women and guests and hosts,
Weddings and mo

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