Sunday, April 22, 2012

Charade No. 28 - Answer unknown (so far!)

I have published answers available for many, but not all, of the Regency charades I have collected. This one appeared on a folding fan; I have not yet found a copy that includes an answer.

My first some often take
Entirely for my second's sake.
But very few indeed there are
Who both together well can bear.

I look forward to seeing your guesses!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Charade No. 27

A liquor, my first, of true English make,
Sometimes of an Evening a glass-full I take;
And when I have friends, such as Herry or Jem,
My next, with my first I fill up to the brim:
How smart in my closet, my total (whole) appears,
A place it has had there a number of years.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Charade No. 26

My first is a serpent, my next is a rag, my third
is you and me, and my whole is a vegetable.

A few of the charades, like this one, didn't rhyme.