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" Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs... "
The Polyanthos - Page 127
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The Bolted Door

George Gibbs - 1911 - 346 lehte
...delighted her. It was the one thing Brooke Garriott had proscribed." CHAPTER III THE LADY IN THE LIMOUSINE "Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, but — why did you kick me downstairs?" He had read the foolish lines somewhere, and they rang in Garriott's mind all the way...
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The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, 19–20. number

1912
...journals and public men, has certainly not tended to soothe whatever resentment might exist in America. "Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me downstairs?" We have no reason to complain that England, as a necessary consequence of her clubs, has...
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A Handbook of Poetics for Students of English Verse

Francis Barton Gummere - 1913 - 250 lehte
...and be a fool." For purposes of mere wit : — " When late I attempted your pity to move, What made you so deaf to my prayers? Perhaps it was right to...your love, But, — why did you kick me down stairs ? " These examples of intentional anticlimax are, of course, to be held apart from the rhetorical fault...
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The Bookman, 38. köide

1914
...being kicked by the other. But Stamper seems to have inherited some of the spirit. "Perhaps you are right to dissemble your love, but why did you kick me down the stairs?" is the nature of his tune. Of Edward VII he says that he came to know him and his ways,...
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The Musical Times and Singing-class Circular

1915
...The intention of the reflective accuser may be excellent, but one instinctively thinks of the lines : Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me downstairs ? Nothing is more dangerous to truth than the endeavour to prove a case, and few social...
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Mr. Wildridge of the Bank

Lynn Doyle - 1916 - 322 lehte
...kissing her in the dark, but if she'd had any fancy for me she wouldn't have near blackened my eye." " ' Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me downstairs? ' " quoted the manager. " Is that it, eh ? — All the same I fancy that in the matter...
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Poems of James Russell Lowell: Containing The Vision of Sir Launfal, A Fable ...

James Russell Lowell - 1917 - 630 lehte
...journals and publick men has certainly not tended to soothe whatever resentment might exist in America. ' Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me dowti stairs ? ' We have no reason to complain that England, as a necessary consequence of her clubs,...
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Ireland: A Study in Nationalism

Francis Hackett - 1918 - 383 lehte
...attitude seems irreproachable to the good imperialist. To the nationalist it recalls the ancient ditty, Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me down stairs? The moraj cowards and spineless jellyfish did not cotton to Sir Horace's book. John Redmond, who had...
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Ireland: A Study in Nationalism

Francis Hackett - 1918 - 404 lehte
...attitude seems irreproachable to the good imperialist. To the nationalist it recalls the ancient ditty, Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me down stairs? The moral cowards and spineless jellyfish did not cotton to Sir Horace's book. John Redmond, who had...
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Lighted Windows

Frank Crane - 1918 - 256 lehte
...soul-wounds. I have grown callous. The only way you can hurt me now is with a brick. I sing the classic song, "Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs?" And to all fellow Odics, who are everlastingly being hurt by everybody, I would say, as the ripest,...
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