Dad blame dat revival, I wisht
it had 'a' be'n put off till tomorrow
I done the other things--Brace he put me up to it, and persuaded me, and promised he'd make me rich, some day, and I done it, and I'm sorry I done it, and I wisht
I hadn't; but I hain't stole no di'monds, and I hain't GOT no di'monds; I wisht
I may never stir if it ain't so.
to God a nor'wester'd come along an' blow the Solomons clean to hell.
The King would euer graunt, what he did craue, For well he knew, Will no exacting knaue, But wisht
the King to do good deedes great store, Which cause'd the Court to loue him more and more.
I hadn't ever come ashore that night, to see such things.
I had of been there," he said, hitting the ground with his fist.
The queen in travell, pained sore Full thirty woeful daies and more, And no way could delivered be, As every lady wisht
to see: Wherefore the king made greater mone Than ever yet his grace had showne.
Well, I wisht
I was a mole in the ground / I wisht
I was a mole in the ground / I was a mole in the ground, and I'd tear, I'd tear, I'd tear this mountain down / Wisht
I was a mole in the ground," she sings--and, perhaps more than anyone before her, she sounds as if she's already done so, again and again.
She mocks Philander in the first part of Love-Letters--he makes himself ridicule in his own letter to Silvia, where he tries to analyze the reasons of his impotence in a lofty language: "the Young the Brisk and Gay Philander, who never fail's the Woman he scarce wisht
I thought of mother and wisht
I might live just so long to be hit in the chest or face and so not bring her shame, nor any folks at home.
If such pleasure be In things to us forbidd'n, it might be wisht
, For this one Tree had bin forbidd'n ten.
I had de money, I wouldn't want no mo" (58).