STAND AND DELIVER (287 pp.)Patrick PringleNorton ($3.75).
Bold Turpin vunce,on Hounslow Heath,
His bold mare Bess bestrode -er ;
Yen there he see'd the Bishop's coach
A-coming along the road -er.
So he gallops close to the 'orse's legs,
And he claps his head vithin;
And the Bishop says, "Sure as eggs is eggs,
This here's the bold Turpin!"
Says Turpin, "You shall eat your words,
With a sarse of leaden bul-let";
So he puts his pistol to his mouth,
And he fires it down his gullet.
The courtesy of the road, in truth as in ballad, was...