by John McGivering with assistance from Dr Gillian Sheehan)
Men are not moved to higher thingsSee also the thirteen verses with the same name (ORG no. 1002) in The Years Between, the first two stanzas (slightly amended) appear over “The Edge of the Evening” (A Diversity of Creatures).
By wit or common sense,
But cursed by priests and kicked by Kings,
Use them in self-defence.
“Who killed Cock Robin?"platforms and gratings the boiler-room in a vessel is entered from the upper deck; ladders, platforms and gratings lead down to the floor-plates
"I," said the Sparrow,
"With my bow and arrow,
I killed Cock Robin."
"Who saw him die?"
"I," said the Fly...
For this you've my word, and I never yet broke it,Captain Kettle the Merchant Navy hero of several novels by Charles Hyne (1866–1944).
So put that in your pipe, my Lord Otto, and smoke it!--
I'm right from old Virginny wid my pocket full of news,Pungo burst or punctured [Smaller Slang Dictionary by Eric Partridge]. See “The Horse Marines” (A Diversity of Creatures, page 316, line 24).
I'm worth twenty shillings right square in my shoes.
It doesn't make a bit of differance to neider you nor I
Big pig or little pig, Root, hog, or die.