Carried toe the skies...flow'ry


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Could someone, please, help me understand this sentence from Mark Twin's, Tom Sawyer, page 54? "Shall I be car-ri-ed toe the skies, on flow’ry BEDS of ease.". Does "toe" stand for "to", and "flo'ry" for "flowery"? Thanks in advance
  • Cal inhibes

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    Toe for to seems like a typo. But maybe Mark Twain chose this word in some ironical and subtle sense. Flow´ry beds is, of course, flowery beds.
    PD. Encuentro que esta frase pertenece casi literalmente al himno religioso "I am a soldier of the Cross", del siglo xvii. Y ahí dice "Must I be carried to the skies". Nada de Toe
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