Bill Nye And Boomerang; Or, The Tale Of A Meek-eyed Mule. And Some Other Literary Gems

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byBill Nye

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE MUSE. CRITICISM ON THE WORKS OF THE SWEET SINGER OF MICHIGAN. Through the courtesy of a popular young lady of Chicago, who recognizes struggling genius at all times, I have been permitted to carefully read and enjoy the lays of the sweet singer of Michigan; and I ask the reader to come with me a few moments into the great field of literature, while we flit from flower to flower on the wings of the Muse. There are few, indeed, of us who do not love the heavenborn music of true poesy. Hardened, indeed, must he be whose soul is dead to the glad song of the true poet, and we can but pity the gross, brutal nature which refuses to throb and burn with spiritual fire lighted with coals from the altar of the gods. I speak only for myself when I say that seven or eight twangs of the lyre stir my impressible nature so that I rise above the cares and woes of this earthly life, and I paw the ground and yearn for the unyearnable, and howl. Julia A. Moore, better known as the Sweet Singer of Michigan, was born some time previous to the opening of this chapter, of poor but honest parents, and although she couldn't have custard pie and frosted cake every day she, was middling chipper, as appears by a little poem in the collection, entitled, " The Author's Early Life," in which she says: My heart was gay and happy: This was ever in my mind, There is better days a coming, And I hope some day to find Myself capable of composing. It was my heart's delight To compose on a sentimental subject If it came in mv mind just right. This would show that the Muse was getting in its work, as I might say, even while yet Julia was a little nut-brown maid trudging along to school with bare feet that looked like the back of a warty toad. In my visions I see her now standing in front of the teacher...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE MUSE. CRITICISM ON THE WORKS OF THE SWEET SINGER OF MICHIGAN. Through the courtesy of a popular young lady of Chicago, who recognizes...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217957080

ISBN - 13:9780217957083

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