I have no space (in that little room) to catalogue all the whim-whams
with which she had made it beautiful, from the hand-sewn bell-rope which pulled no bell to the hand-painted cigar-box that contained no cigars.
Shortened from "whim-wham
", it's an odd notion, something fanciful or unexpected.
In the kitchen they will be able to see long-forgotten Christmas treats like almond shamrocks, whim-wham
, hedgehog tipsy cake and brandied fruits.
Although book publications by Whim-Wham are listed, individual poems by Whim-Wham are not.
Best of Whim-Wham. Hamilton: Paul's Book Arcade, 1959.
A Periodical without a Tendency (On Whim-Whams
and Whimsies of Anti-Militarism)
Salmagundi (in full Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams
and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others) Popular American periodical consisting of pamphlets containing humorous and satiric essays and poems, published from 1807 to 1808 and from 1819 to 1820.
In 1807 and 1808 Paulding and Irving published a humorous periodical, <IR> SALMAGUNDI </IR> ; <IR> OR </IR> , <IR> THE WHIM-WHAMS
AND OPINIONS OF LAUNCELOT LANGSTAFF </IR> , <IR> ESQ </IR> ., <IR> AND OTHERS </IR> , which contained essays styled after the Spectator.