Selections from the Poetical Works of Mortimer Collins by Mortimer CollinsSelections from the Poetical Works of Mortimer Collins by Mortimer Collins

Selections from the Poetical Works of Mortimer Collins

byMortimer Collins

Paperback | May 14, 2012

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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. 1886 Excerpt: ...there is sweet repose." u2 WINDS AND WOMEN. The moon was dipping. My lady laugh'd: "Little you know of a woman's craft. I, to a bore or a canting priest, Blow due East; I've a Northern chill for the fools who annoy, And a Southern song for lovers of joy; And now I shift to the West, and woo Somebody--somebody: you know who." WHO IS KING? Strepsiades. See what a fine thing education is 1 My Pheidippides, there is no Zeus. Pheidippides. Well, who is there then? Strepsiades. Whirl is King, having turned out Zeus. Aristophanes, Clouds. IS there anything new beneath The sun? Upon land or sea Or in air where meteors swing.... In city or desolate heath Can there verily be One new thing? Why the absolute Attic wit Heard by Ilissus the fools Hideously maundering... Zeus they declined to permit Place in their learned schools: Whirl was King! So the Professors by Thames Having disestablished God Hold it an excellent thing: For lo! there is none who condemns The dull sons of the sod: Fog is King. And poetry flies afar From the city where Shakespeare made Air with his music ring: Idiots and harlots are Chiefs of the mimic trade: Dirt is King. And they who stand in the place Of the hero-statesmen who once Could glory to England bring, Dread the enemy's face, Of a type half-coward half-dunce: Fear is King. WHO IS KING? Not always shall it be so, Though dominant fools and knaves To their evil eminence cling: In their heart of hearts men know, However the sciolist raves--God is King. KING ATOM. "Atom is King again "--King indestructible;1 Tyndall recrowns him, a fate ineluctable: Hear his oration of vehemence vast Made to the Monarch enthroned at Belfast. "Hymn the great Autocrat now in no puny verse! Did he not build the material universe? Ato...
Title:Selections from the Poetical Works of Mortimer CollinsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217046797

ISBN - 13:9780217046794