The Adventures of Young Maverick by Hervey WhiteThe Adventures of Young Maverick by Hervey White

The Adventures of Young Maverick

byHervey White

Paperback | January 30, 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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CANTO II Perhaps 'twere fitting to make some apology For taking readers all so far afield, Away from cities and their criminology Into the crudeness mountain deserts yield; Then, too, my humble birth must stand revealed, For how could I, if nurtured a patrician, Know of these things from gentle folk concealed, Unless, indeed, I were some sage magician, A trade that now-a-days will scarce get recognition. Let me then humbly here at once confess Myself of that vile species called clod-hopper; Son of the soil from out the middle West, Whose wildest dreams of gold have turned out copper. I would not for the world say aught improper, If I but knew what was propriety; But how can you expect to put a stopper Into a mouth of my variety Uncouth, untrained by any good society? Forgive me then, dear reader, and forbear, If I should sometimes say what I ought not. 'Tis all through ignorance, I gravely swear; I have the greatest reverence for that rot You call good breeding, though you have it not, The pith and substance of your very being, That makes you seem a saint when you're a sot, A moral one, I mean; so, now agreeing, We'll journey on together; seen, I trust, and seeing, Another thing that wilts a would be poet Is, he is often hard pressed for his rhymes; 'Tis best, in the beginning, you should know it, 'Twill help you're understanding him at times. He often speaks of dollars, meaning dimes, Forgive, I pray, the vulgar illustration; I did not mean on setting out, betimes, To give this thrust at your most sacred station, And sound the underpinning of your whole foundation. No: poets must be driven by their muses; Nine of them, like a very cat-o'-tails. And if, flat out, Melpomene refuses, Such being oft the case with all females, To give the word we ask with pra...
Title:The Adventures of Young MaverickFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217062628

ISBN - 13:9780217062626