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A Grecian bend

Baker, George Melville

A Grecian bend

a farce

by Baker, George Melville

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Published by W.H. Baker in Boston .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Statementby the author of Better than gold ..
Series[Baker"s edition of plays], English and American drama of the nineteenth century, Baker"s edition of plays
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 73-92
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15201467M

A novel way to walk the Queen, This beautiful Grecian Bend. When girls go out upon the street, Their heads arrive before their feet; The figure cut is sure a treat, But this is the Grecian Bend. CHORUS The doctors think the walk is fine, For all the ladies who incline; Must have a curvature of spine, To give them a Grecian Bend. and Grecian bend-backs and flummeries; yes and mothers and gray-haired grandmothers wear highheeled shoes and humps on their heads, and put them on their babies, and stuff them out so that they keel over when the wind blows. O mothers, Printed in 'The Book of Life', page , and is an excellent example of Truth's mockery of pretension.

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E’en bashful girls are forward now, So forward that the people vow, They’ve been all day behind a plow-To give them a Grecian bend.

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But let us, on this memorable day, Exchange some gift: that Greece and Troy may say, 'Not hate, but glory, made these chiefs contend; And each brave foe was in his.

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