Farmer


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Farmer

John. ?1565--1605, English madrigal composer and organist
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'Well, I must lie down outside,' said Little Klaus; and the farmer's wife shut the door in his face.
"You had better go into the house, wife," said the farmer; "Bill wants a lesson about this, and I must see that he gets it; this is not the first time, nor the second, that he has ill-used that pony, and I shall stop it.
"Ah, you little thief!" said the Farmer in an angry voice.
"`Never mind,'" said the farmer. "`They are ears just the same,'" which was true enough.
The first farmer who discovered the value of the telephone was the market gardener.
"Oh," said the farmer; and then added sarcastically, "We don't serve breakfast after 7 A.M."
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
I be so plaguy bad wi' th' rheumatiz in my back." Benjy paused, in hopes of drawing the farmer at once on the subject of his ailments without further direct application.
We children who were used to the free range of woods and fields were homesick for the country in our narrow city yard, and I associate with this longing the 'Farmer's Boy of Bloomfield,' which my father got for me.
The farmer hung his head, and without a word untied his servant, of whom Don Quixote asked how much his master owed him.
"What kind of wife do you think would be best for me as a thrifty hard-working farmer?"
"You've heard the story of the farmer and the white sparrow'" he asked Billy, at dinner.