She had completed the verse with the hint of a sneer in her tones.
It was an express order for two hundred francs, in payment of a bit of verse.
And then Rico sang the verse and was pleased and said, "Sing some more."
Then Rico fiddled and sung the verse with her, and said again, "Some more."
Give me some more of the syrup, and then come and repeat the verse that I taught you the other day.
No other form of verse has, therefore, in so great a degree, the charm of freshness.
And that was what made me bring forward that verse of scripter.
The payment was small; in fact, only a few newspapers then paid anything for verse.
Perhaps they had never found that verse: "Avoid it, pass not by it."
Ellis was only saying that verse in fun, just as lots of people do.