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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 Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes: The autocrat of the breakfast-table

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1891
...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...— And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but does n't wear out. But the Deacon swore (as Deacons do, With an " I dew vum," or an...
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Echoes of Life Or, Beautiful Gems of Poetry and Song: A Choice Collection of ...

Grace Townsend - 1891 - 556 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...— And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise treats down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon swore — (as Deacons do. With an "I dew vum" or...
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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America

Donald Hall - 1985 - 319 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...without,— And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, That a chaise breaks down, but does n't wear out. But the Deacon swore (as Deacons do, With an "I dew...
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Designing for Minimal Maintenance Expense: The Practical Application of ...

Marvin A. Moss, MOSS - 1985 - 184 pages
...Sr., called "The Deacon's Masterpiece, or the Wonderful One-Hoss-Shay." Now in building chaises, / tell you what, There is always somewhere a weakest...panel, or crossbar, or floor, or sill, In screw, bolt, thoroughbrace,—lurking still, Find it somewhere you must and will.-- Above or below, or within or...
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Interrelationship Among Aging, Cancer and Differentiation

A. Pullman, Bernard Pullman, Paul O.P. Ts'O, Edmond L. Schneider, Edward L. Schneider - 1985 - 345 pages
...years to a day, And then, of a sudden, it ah, but stay, I'll tell you what happened without delay... "...in building of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somewhere a weakest spot... That a chaise breaks down, but doesn 't wear out."5 "...And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - 1992 - 210 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...panel, or crossbar, or floor, or sill, In screw, bolt, thorough brace, — lurking still, Find it somewhere you must and will, — Above or below, or within...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 562 pages
...New England idiom no less than its religious heritage, from informal Brahmin to full-blown dialect: Now in building of chaises, I tell you what, There is always somewhere a weakest spot, In hub, tire, fellow, in spring or thill, In panel, or crossbar, or floor, or sill . . . And that's the reason, beyond...
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Doctor Leeds' Selection of Popular Epic Recitations for Minstrel and Stage Use

Robert X. Leeds - 1999 - 332 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...without, 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 "I...
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Structure: In Science and Art

Wendy Pullan, Harshad Bhadeshia - 2000 - 203 pages
...in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to the day . . . Now, in the building of chaises, I'll tell you what There is always somewhere a weakest...sill, In screw, bolt, thoroughbrace, - lurking still . . . And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, A chaise breaks down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - 2002 - 144 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...without, — And that's the reason, beyond a doubt, That a chaise breaks down, but doesn't wear out. But the Deacon swore (as Deacons do, With an 'I dew...
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