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" Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating down the tide, sir.... "
Past and Present of Wyandot County, Ohio: A Record of Settlement ... - Page 31
edited by - 1913
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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 1

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood and gazed, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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Patriotic Poems of New Jersey

American poetry - 1906 - 248 pages
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty; Strange things I'll tell which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs, or more, Come floating...
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The Masterpieces and the History of Literature

1902
...friend, Trill forth harmonious ditty; Strange things I'll tell, which late befel In Philadelphia city. ‘Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun...on a log of wood And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History from 458 A. D. to 1909, Volume 4

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1906 - 524 pages
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty ; Mrange things I'll tell, which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on log of wood. And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze (The truth can't be denied, sir),...
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American Wit and Humor, Volume 1

Joel Chandler Harris - American wit and humor - 1907
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood and gazed, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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Heralds of American Literature: A Group of Patriot Writers of the ...

Annie Russell Marble - American literature - 1907 - 383 pages
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty; Strange things I'll tell which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...stood on a log of wood And saw a thing surprising. A sailor too, in jerkin blue, This strange appearance viewing, First rubb'd his eyes, in great surprise...
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Poems of American History

Burton Egbert Stevenson - American poetry - 1908 - 704 pages
...Trill forth harmonious ditty; Strange things I'll tell which late befel In Philadelphia city. 'T was early day, as Poets say. Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a sight surprising. As in a maze he stood to gaze (The truth can't be deny'd, Sir), He spy'da score of...
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History of Ashland County, Ohio, Volume 1

Abraham J. Baughman - Ashland County (Ohio) - 1909 - 870 pages
...This was a Yankee trick the British did not understand and supposed that each keg contained a "rebel" and when the kegs were discovered the British opened...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir; He spied a score of kegs or more, Come floating...
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Selections from Early American Writers, 1607-1800

William B. Cairns - American literature - 1909 - 493 pages
...friend Trill forth harmonious ditty, Strange things I'll tell which late befel In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was...on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating...
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Annual Report of the New York State College of Agriculture at ..., Volume 2

New York State College of Agriculture - Agricultural experiment stations - 1915
...Battle of the Kegs" to the tune of " Yankee Doodle." Girls sing chorus.) JERUSHA. — Twas early morn, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier...stood on a log of wood And saw a thing surprising. The soldier flew, the sailor, too, And, scared almost to death, sir, Wore out their shoes to spread...
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