The Times, The Telegraph, And Other Poems

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byJohn Godfrey Saxe

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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. 1866 Excerpt: ...his grief with the bantering cry, 'Don't talk of pain--it's all in your eye!' Until, alas for the wretched Cyclops, He gives a groan, and out his eye pops. Leaving the knave, one needn't be told, As blind as a puppy of three days' old. The rest of the tale I can't tell now--Except that Ulysses got out of the row, With the rest of his crew--it's no matter how; While old Polyphemus, until he was dead--Which wasn't till many years after, 'tis said, Had a grief in his heart and a hole in his head. Don't use strong drink--pray let me advise, It's bad for the stomach, and ruins the eyes; Don't impose upon sailors with land lubber tricks, Or you'll catch it some day like a thousand of bricks. ORPHEUS AN D EURYDICE. SIB Onrnaus, whom the poets have sung, In every metre and every tongue, Was, you may remember, a famous musician,At least for a youth in his pagan condition, For historians tell he played on his shell From morning till night, so remarkably well, That his music created a regular spell On trees and stones in forest and dell. What sort of an instrument his could be Is really more than is known to me,-For none of the books have told, d'ye see? It's very certain those heathen ' swells' Knew nothing at all of oyster-shells, And it's clear Sir Orpheus never could own a Shell like those they make in Cremona; But whatever it was, to ' move the stones' It must have shelled out some powerful tones And entitled the player to rank in my rhyme, As the very Wwztemps of the very old time. But alas for the joys of this mutable life! Sir Orpheus lost his beautiful wifeEurydice-who vanished one day From Earth, in a very unpleasant way. It chanced, as near as I can determine, Through one of those vertebrated vermin That lie in the grass so pre...

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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. 1866 Excerpt: ...his grief with the bantering cry, 'Don't talk of pain--it's all in your eye!' Until, alas for the wretched Cyclops, He gives a g...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217109586

ISBN - 13:9780217109581

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