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  • Whistling "Lilliburlero" between his teeth, Alec zoomed away in the direction of the Marylebone Road.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • But having no Chinese I strode masterfully up the ramp, whistling "Lilliburlero" to soothe her, dropped her head and shoulders on the edge of the bed while holding the rest of her clear with a hand under either buttock, leaned forward in the approved firing position, and piled in, roaring like a Gorgon.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • "Wait … put me down … no, let me go … wait …" But having no Chinese I strode masterfully up the ramp, whistling "Lilliburlero" to soothe her, dropped her head and shoulders on the edge of the bed while holding the rest of her clear with a hand under either buttock, leaned forward in the approved firing position, and piled in, roaring like a Gorgon.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Ireland who has so often boasted himself upon his talent for mischief, invention, and lying, and for making a certain 'Lilliburlero' song with which, if you will believe himself, he sung a deluded Prince out of three kingdoms. "

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • 'Overtures from Richmond,' set to the quaint air of '_Lilliburlero, bullen a la_,' which is said to have 'sung a deluded prince out of three kingdoms.'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Lilliburlero and Bullen a-la were said to have been words of distinction used among the Irish Papists in their massacre of the Protestants in

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • 'The ballad of Lilliburlero was once in the mouths of all the people of this country, and is said to have had a great effect in bringing about the Revolution [1032].

    Life Of Johnson

  • In Tristram Shandy, vol.i. chap. 21, when Mr. Shandy advanced one of his hypotheses: -- 'My uncle Toby,' we read, 'would never offer to answer this by any other kind of argument than that of whistling half-a-dozen bars of Lilliburlero.'

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • 'The ballad of _Lilliburlero_ was once in the mouths of all the people of this country, and is said to have had a great effect in bringing about the Revolution [1032].

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • 'would never offer to answer this by any other kind of argument than that of whistling half-a-dozen bars of Lilliburlero.'

    Life Of Johnson

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