Lewis Seymour and some women by George Moore

Lewis Seymour and some women

byGeorge Moore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... XXI One evening they heard that Fontainebleau had a poet, or, to speak more exactly, Valvins, a riverside village some three and a half miles distant; and as the need of some occupation was upon them it occurred to Lucy to inquire for the poet's works as they walked through the town. But the bookseller to whom she addressed herself could not furnish her with any verses by Mallarme, the poet being averse from collecting his poems, preferring to leave this task to posterity rather than to undertake it himself. He contributed poems to reviews, but, as far as the bookseller knew, he had only once published a considerable poem--some three or four hundred lines--a leaflet which, of course, he would be glad to procure for them. A few days afterwards a parcel came to their hotel, which on opening was found to contain Mallarme's poem--a miracle of typography on the finest Japanese paper, and adorned with three illustrations by Manet. "The illustrations are rubbish," Lewis said. "The man has never learned to draw." Lucy liked the golden strings and tassels, and their imagination was stirred by the title, L'Apresmidi d'un Faune. They applied themselves to the poem, perceiving with joy that it was written in words every one of which they had seen before and understood. All the same, they were never sure of the poet's meaning--at one moment they held it, and a moment after it was gone; and they pursued it through a mist of conjecture, till at last, tantalised by the ever-escaping meaning, they returned to the bookseller to ask him if he could construe some three or four verses that puzzled them especially. After some application of mind and eyes to the text the bookseller handed the leaflet back, saying that they had better take their difficulties to the poet himself:...

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Title:Lewis Seymour and some womenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230962

ISBN - 13:9780217230964

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