The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEugene Field

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of the morrow would provoke a casual sigh If I were Francois Villon and Francois Villon I? If I were Francois Villon and Francois Villon I, To yonder gloomy boulevard at midnight l would hie; "Stop, stranger! and deliver your possessions, ere you feel The mettle of my bludgeon or the temper of my steel!" He should give me gold and diamonds, his snuff-box and his cane--"Now back, my boon companions, to our bordel with our gain!" And, back within that brothel, how the bottles they would fly, If I were Francois Villon and Francois Villon I! If I were Francois Villon and Francois Villon I, We both would mock the gibbet which the law has lifted high; He in his meagre, shabby home, / in my roaring den--He with his babes around him, / with my hunted men! His virtue be his bulwark--my genius should be mine!--"Go, fetch my pen, sweet Margot, and a jorum of your wine! So would one vainly plod, and one win immortality--If I were Francois Villon and Francois Villon I! My acquaintance with Master Villon was made in Paris during my second visit to that fascinating capital, and for a while I was unjder his spell to that extent that I would read no book but his, and I made journeys to Rouen, Tours, Bordeaux, and Poitiers for the purpose of familiarizing myself with the spots where he had lived, and always under the surveillance of the police. In fact, I became so infatuated of Villonism that at one time I seriously thought of abandoning myself to a life of crime in order to emulate in certain particulars at least the example of my hero. There were, however, hindrances to this scheme, first of which was my inability to find associates whom I wished to attach to my cause in the capacity in which Colin de Cayeulx and the Baron de Grigny served Master...

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of the morrow would provoke a casual sigh If I were Francois Villon and Francois Villon I? If I were Francois V...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217595642

ISBN - 13:9780217595643

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