By and large

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFranklin Pierce Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... my chatter; Few the frails for whom I fill an ear. Diffidence and shyness are my habit; Frightened I as any forest fawn; Timid I as any startled rabbit; Shrinking as Orion at the dawn. Yet I feel no trace of any shyness, Hurling elegiacs at your head, Speaking of your obvious divineness--Not a fear, anxiety, or dread. Cast the gyve and break the galling fetter! Far away discretion's chain I throw, Lady, for I feel I know you better Than most any other girl I know. THE TIRED BUSINESS MAN'S SONG The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of night, As it did in the bygone evenings When Longfellow used to write. I lamp the lights of the city, The scintillant signs of the town, And a feeling of gladness comes o'er me That simply will not down. A feeling of gladness and longing That is not akin to joy, And resembles sorrow only As Tanguay resembles Foy. Come, sing to me some lyric, Some sinful and stupid lay; The sort that the Western buyers Applaud at a cabaret. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the highbrow bunch, Who make the music-lovers Assert that they had the punch. For, like strains of Debussy music, They make me ready to drop Into deep and endless slumber, And to-night I long for slop. Play from some ragtime lyrist, Whose songs gush'd Heav'n knows whence, As wilful and naughty children Will write with chalk on a fence; Who, down in Tin-Pan Alley, Or elsewhere I may not hint, "Composed" the commonplace "music," Or the words unfit for print. Such songs have power to riot The sluggish pulse of care, From the Anaconda Wriggle To the sin-sin Cinnamon Bear. The Tired Business Man's Song Then play from that aggregation The rag with the utmost pep, And lend to the tune of the lyrist The grace of the newest step. And the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... my chatter; Few the frails for whom I fill an ear. Diffidence and shyness are my habit; Frightened I as any fo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217452221

ISBN - 13:9780217452229

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