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" I care not much for gold or land; Give me a mortgage here and there — Some good bank-stock — some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share — I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. "
The Autocrat of the breakfast table - Page 305
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1858 - 373 pages
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883 - 384 pages
...gold or land ; — Give me a mortgage here and there, — Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, — I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. Honours are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names ; I would, perhaps, be Plenipo, —...
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Swinton's Fifth Reader and Speaker

William Swinton - 1883 - 479 pages
...much for goM or land; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank stock, some note of hand. Or trifling railroad share : I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. 4 Honors are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names: I would, perhaps, be Plenipo., But...
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Swinton's Reader and Speaker, Volume 5

William Swinton - 1883
...me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad-share: I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. 4. Honors are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names: I would, perhaps, be Plenipo., But...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volume 5

1888
...trifling railroad share, — I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. Honours are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names...Gubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles ; 'tis a sin To care for such unfruitful things ; — One good-sized diamond in a pin, Some, not so large, in rings,...
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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

James Thomas Fields - 1884
...or land ; — Give me a mortgage here and there, — Some good bank-stock, — some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, — I only ask that Fortune...would, perhaps, be Plenipo, — But only near St. James ; I 'm very sure I should not care To fill our Gubernator's chair. Jewels are bawbles ; 't is a sin...
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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 3

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - 1884
...share, — I only ask that Fortune send A :.ii/,- more than I shall spend. Honours are silly teys, I know, And titles are but empty names ; I would,...James; I'm very sure I should not care To fill our Oubernator's chair. Jewels are baubles ; 'tis a sin To care for such unfruitful things — One good-sized...
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The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 3

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - 1884
...much for gold or land ; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand, Or trifling railroad share, — I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. Honours are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names ; I would, prrhape, be Plenipo — But...
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The New Franklin Fifth Reader: With a New Elocutionary Treatise, Essentials ...

Loomis Joseph Campbell - 1884 - 432 pages
...gold or land; — Give me a mortgage here and there, — Some good bank-stock, some note of hand Or trifling railroad share,— I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. 4. Honors are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names; I would, perhaps, be Plenipo,—...
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Rhoda, Volume 2

Agnes Catherine Maitland - 1885
...much for gold or land. Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank stock, some note of hand, A trifling railroad share. I only ask that fortune send A little more than I can spend.' Most people laughed; Miss Ainslie smiled, with gentle pity for them all—pity that was...
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The English and American Poets and Dramatists of the Victorian Age: With ...

George Boyle - 1886 - 299 pages
...mortgage here and there, Some good bank-stock, some note of hand,1) Or trifling railroad-share, — I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I shall spend. Honours are silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names ; I would, perhaps, be Plenipo — But...
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