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" Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somewhere a weakest spot, In hub, tire, felloe, in spring or thill, In panel, or crossbar, or floor , or sill, In screw, bolt, thoroughbrace, lurking still, Find it somewhere you must and... "
The Autocrat of the breakfast table - Page 287
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 373 pages
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The Star reciter; a collection of prose and poetical gems, selected and ...

Star reciter - 1873
...scalp to its crown. It was on that terrible earthquake day That the Deacon finished the one-hoss shay. Now, in building of chaises, I tell you what, There...; And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon swore (as deacons do, With an " I dew vum or an "...
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The Sixth Reader: Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - 1873 - 436 pages
...its crown, It was on the terrible Earthquake-day, That the Deacon finished the one-/.s shay. Now, in building of chaises, I tell you what, There...or without, And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, 4 Bat the Deacon swore, (as deacons do, With an "I dew wan" or an " I tell yeou,") He would build one...
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Analytical Fourth [-sixth] Reader: Containing Practical Directions for ...

Richard Edwards - 1867
...to its crown. It was on the terrible earthquake day That the Deacon finished the one-hows shay. 3. Now, in building of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somewhere a weakest spot, In huh, tire, felloe, in spring or thill, In panel or cross-bar or floor or sill, In screw, bolt, thorough-brace,...
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The World of Wit and Humour, Volume 1

George Manville Fenn - 1899 - 480 pages
...scalp to its crown. It was on the terrible earthquake-day That the deacon finished the one-hoss-shay. Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somewhere a weakest spotIn hub, tire, felloe, in spring or thill, In panel, or cross-bar, or floor, or sill, In screw,...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1873 - 789 pages
...scalp to its crown. It was on the terrible Earthquake-day That the Deacon finished the one-hoss shay. e vintage, when somcu-Jicre a weakest spot, In hub, tire, felloe, in spring or thill, In panel, or crossbar, or...
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Report, Issue 1

Carriage-Builders' National Association of the United States of America - 1873
...arrive at that point so aptly described by Holmes in the " Deacon's One-horse Shay," when he says, " Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somrwkert a weakest spot; In hub, tire, felloe, in spring or thill, In panel, or cross-bar, or floor...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1874 - 534 pages
...scalp to its crown. It was on the terrible Earthquake-day That the Deacon finished the onehoss-shay. Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There... And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon swore, (as Deacon's do, With an " I dew vum,"...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 pages
...scalp to its crown. It was on the terrible Earthquake-day That the Deacon finished the oue-hoss shay. Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There... And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but does n't irtar out. But the Deacon swore (as Deacons do, With an "I dew vum," or an...
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The Book of Humorous Poetry: With Illustrations

1875 - 464 pages
...It was on the terrible Earthquake day That the Deacon finish'd the one-hoss-shay. Now in building-of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somewhere... And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon swore (as deacons do, With an ' I dew vum,' or an...
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Poems

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1875 - 256 pages
...scalp to its crown. It was on the terrible Earthquake-day That the Deacon finished the one-hoss shay. Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There... Above or below, or within or without, And that 's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but does n't wear out. But the Deacon swore,...
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