Restormel; A Legend Of Piers Gaveston. The Patriot Priest, And Other Verses by Henry Sewell Stokes

Restormel; A Legend Of Piers Gaveston. The Patriot Priest, And Other Verses

byHenry Sewell Stokes

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... THE HOTEL. I Keach'd the porch and changed my mind, Enter'd, and left my cares behind. There's something genial in an Inn, That even makes a sallow skin Glow with a tinge of early morn, Though that's a simile much worn, And rather far-fetch'd seems to me To bring into a hostelry. The Landlord I had known long since, As his warm greeting did evince; A portly man he was, and able To set example at the table; Could join the converse, give a toast And do all that becomes a host. Not one of your white-neukeloth'd prigs, Who mince their words as they were figs, And with their sham civilities Offend more people than they please. And well I knew his stalwart sire, Who did long since from life retire; A landlord of the olden time, A theme for Chaucer's graphic rhyme, Fit to preside at the Tabard; His gibes had hit the pilgrims hard, Or his droll tales had made them merry, As they rode down to Canterbury. But such methinks was not his bent; To Plymouth he not seldom went On his stout cob, and on his road Homeward, having settled what he owed, And got full change, he always slept, And no account of milestones kept; Nor woke until his trusty hack Brought him straight to his own house back. So safe the roads, and such the men And horses bred in England then. No more of him, now to the Bar! How comely barmaids always are! How glib their tongues, as does befit, How sparkling is their ready wit! How stored their minds with useful knowledge, As scholars find from every college, And every traveller can prove! How gracefully their fingers move, Knitting their mittens as they talk, Or neatly copying out your chalk! More charming still, when for some friend To draw the ' Bass' they condescend! But where's the Bar, and where am I? So tired, so stupid, and so dry, And yet not s...

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Title:Restormel; A Legend Of Piers Gaveston. The Patriot Priest, And Other VersesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021791943X

ISBN - 13:9780217919432

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