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A treasury of British humor

Author: Morris Bishop
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, Inc., ©1942.
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Bishop, Morris, 1893-1973.
Treasury of British humor.
New York, Coward-McCann, inc. [1942]
(OCoLC)576326925
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Bishop
ISBN: 0836961943 9780836961942
OCLC Number: 420969
Notes: Includes index.
Includes 2 stories by a New Zealand author.
Description: xxxiv, 820 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The proceedings of the Great Bardic Association --
The wife of Bath's fifth husband / Geoffrey Chaucer --
The rivers Till and Tweed --
Falstaff reports to Prince Henry ; Thersites / William Shakespeare --
Gulling sonnet / John Davies --
To the sour reader / Robert Herrick --
Straphyla's lullaby / Thomas Randolph --
The mad lover / Alexander Brome --
Bishop Richard Corbet / John Aubrey --
Fatal love ; A better answer ; An epitaph ; Epigram / Matthew Prior --
God's revenge against punning ; Mary the cook-maid's letter to Doctor Sheridan ; A copy of a copy of verses / Jonathan Swift --
Sir Roger de Coverley's amours / Richard Steele --
Molly Mog / John Gay --
On certain ladies / Alexander Pope --
An expostulation / Isaac Bickerstaffe --
Sallies of Samuel Johnson / James Boswell --
The critic / Richard Brinsley Sheridan --
Long John Brown and Little Mary Bell ; Two epigrams / William Blake --
Holy Willie's prayer ; On a wag in Mauchline ; Gude'en to you, Kimmer / Robert Burns --
Sir Kit and his Jewish wife / Maria Edgeworth --
The rovers ; The progress of man / George Canning, George Ellis, and John Hookham Frere --
Good things / Sydney Smith --
On Peter Robinson / Francis Jeffrey --
A visit to Northanger Abbey / Jane Austen --
Annals of the parish / John Galt. In praise of the Turk ; Don Juan adolescent ; Don Juan's arrival in England / Lord Byron --
Nell Cook / Richard Barham --
A nurse for Jack Easy / Frederick Marryat --
There was a naughty boy / John Keats --
A few lines on completing forty-seven ; A nocturnal sketch ; Love language of a merry young soldier / Thomas Hood --
Interview with a Pasha / Alexander W. Kinglake --
Old letters / Elizabeth C. Gaskell --
The sorrows of Werther ; The lamentable ballad of the foundling of Shoreditch / William Makepeace Thackeray --
Mr. Mantalini visity Ralph Nickleby ; Mr. Chadband on Terewth Podsnappery / Charles Dickens --
Incidents in the life of my Uncle Arly ; A letter from Edward Lear to Evelyn Baring, Lord Cromer ; How pleasant to know Mr. Lear / Edward Lear --
A terrible infant / Frederick Locker-Lampson --
My Lord Tomnoddy ; Sir Gypes Tolloddle, J.P. / Robert B. Brough --
Peace ; Lovers, and a reflection ; First love /Charles Stuart Calverley --
The three voices / Lewis Carroll --
Abdallah the Adite / Richard Garnett --
A Psalm of Montreal / Samuel Butler --
The rival curates ; Etiquette / William Schwenk Gilbert --
Joseph Vance / William De Morgan --
Andrey Satchel and the parson and clerk ; The ruined maid ; Epitaph on a pessimist / Thomas Hardy --
The Socratic chimpanzee and the shallow baboon ; The centipede and the barbaric yak ; The grasshopper and the ant / George T. Lanigan --
The new Paul and Virginia / William H. Mallock. Under the drooping willow tree --
Old man Savarin / Edward W. Thomson --
High humours of E.A. Sothern / T. Edgar Pemberton --
M'sieu Smit'; the adventures of an Englishman in the Canadian Woods / William Henry Drummond --
Epigrams, Aphorisms, and apophthegms / Oscar Wilde --
The motor-bus / A.D. Godley --
Burglar Bill / F. Anstey --
Boiled heroine / George Bernard Shaw --
Harris sings a comic song ; Overhauling a bicycle / Jerome K. Jerome --
The further adventures of Toad / Kenneth Grahame --
Amelia mixed the mustard ; When Adam day by day / A.E. Housman --
My tobacco-pouch ; My smoking-table ; When my wife is asleep and all the house is still / James M. Barrie --
Letters ; The wishes of an elderly man / Walter Raleigh --
Poisson d'Avril / E. OE. Somerville and Martin Ross --
The persecution of Bob Pretty / W.W. Jacobs --
The adventure of the kind Mr. Smith / William J. Locke --
Mrs. Murphy on honesty / Barry Pain --
The Bishop's comedy / Leonard Marrick --
My rival ; Natural theology / Rudyard Kipling --
God save the king / George A. Birmingham --
Trivia / Logan Pearsall Smith --
Kipps in the Royal Grand Hotel / H.G. Wells --
A walk with Papa / Archibald Marshall --
The writer / John Galsworthy --
Mother / Agnes Hunt --
Cambridge Dons / E.F. Benson. Trouble on Nepenthe / Norman Douglas --
The story of Yung Chang / Ernest Bramah --
Soaked in seaweed ; With the photographer / Stephen Leacock --
Tea ; The reticence of Lady Anne / Saki (H.H. Munro) --
The drinking song of Pelagius ; Charles Augustus Fortescue ; Lines to a Don ; On mundane acquaintances ; On a great election ; Fatigued / Hilaire Belloc --
A good prince ; A home-coming / Max Beerhohm --
Indifference ; Compensation ; Winter sports / Harry Graham --
The perfect game ; A ballade of suicide ; The song against grocers / G.K. Chesterton --
King lear's daughter ; Catherine Parr / Maurice Baring --
The true history of the hare and the tortoise / Lord Dunsany --
Willie Waugh ; Alas, Poor Bollington / A.E. Coppard --
The vice of punctuality ; The lion and the sheep / Robert Lynd --
Jenner / A naturalist / A. Neil Lyons --
The perfect child / Adrian Porter --
Tried in the furnace / P.G. Wodehouse --
A polite protest ; The old silent house ; White Sox vs. Giants / E.V. Knox --
The young visiters / Daisy Ashford --
Our British pastimes / Herbert Farjeon --
Germans at meat ; The modern soul / Katherine Mansfield --
Jungle English ; Mrs. Mole ; I can't think what he sees in her ; Uncommon law / A.P. Herbert --
With the difficult guest ; Discussing the fiancee ; The unselfish hostess / E. Delafield --
The continental boat train / Rose Macaulay --
How to grow flax ; Mr. Thake / J.B. Morton. Jonah ; Fifth philosopher's song ; Crome yellow / Aldous Huxley --
From Sense to sensibility / F.L. Lucas --
A Balkan lyric ; The case of the village blacksmith ; Mainly musical / D.B. Wyndham Lewis --
The Vanderflints and the Vanderphants / William Gerhardi --
The brewer's man ; Jesse Welch / L.A.G. Strong --
At grips with the subway / Anthony Armstrong --
The flying Yorkshireman / Eric Knight --
1066 and all that ; How I brought the good news from Aix to Ghent / Walter Carruthers Sellar and Julian Yeatman --
Conversation in an Edinburgh bar / Bruce Marshall --
A stitch in time, or pride prevents a fall / James Laver --
Weatherwise / Noel Coward --
The lion roars / Sagittarius --
The eve of the shoot ; Christmas shopping / Jan Struther --
The frog prince / Night! youth! Paris! and the moon! / John Collier --
Home thoughts in Bloomsbury ; On some South African novelists / Roy Campbell --
Morning in Cold Comfort Farm / Stella Gibbons --
Take me in your arms, Miss Moneypenny-Wilson / Patrick Barrington --
A visit to Azania --
Headline history / William Plomer --
Encounter with a mediaeval witch / T.H. White --
Distant view of a provincial town / John Betjeman --
Advice to the reader / Peter Fleming --
Kultur / R.A.A. Robertson --
Fun in a nursing home / Nathaniel Gubbins --
Correspondence of a censor / Daniel Pettiward --
Entertaining in war-time / Angela Milne --
Evacuees in Barsetshire / Angela Thirkell --
Bonbed / Eliot Crawshay-Williams.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by Morris Bishop.

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