Spider sang "The Boston Burglar" and "Black Lulu." The Queen sang "Then I Wisht
I Were a Little Bird." And her sister Tess sang "Oh, Treat My Daughter Kindily." The fun grew fast and furious.
"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."
"Wisht I had an electric light to go on working." he said.
Many times he composed himself and closed his eyes for slumber to overtake him; but his blood pounded with too strong desire, and as many times his eyes opened and he murmured wearily, "Wisht it was sun-up." Sleep came to him in the end, but his eyes were open with the first paling or the stars, and the gray of dawn caught him with breakfast finished and climbing the hillside in the direction of the secret abiding-place of Mr.
WHO YOU GONNA SEE: The name Wistman derives from the dialect word 'wisht
' meaning 'eerie' and 'pixie-led'.
In this way, Dover's very opening line, "Darn it were boring, wisht
I were a hawk or crab" (91), becomes suspect as it preempts the Yarp's subsequent rebuke: "You got to lie to stay halfway interested in yourself, dont you?" (93).
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.