The World's Wit And Humor (volume 4); An Encyclopedia Of The Classic Wit And Humor Of All Ages And…

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byLionel Strachey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... E. S. Martin Epithalamium The marriage bells have rung their peal, The wedding march has told its story. I've seen her at the altar kneel In all her stainless, virgin glory; She's bound to honor, love, obey, Come joy or sorrow, tears or laughter. I watched her as she rode away, And flung the lucky slipper after. She was my first, my very first, My earliest inamorata, And to the passion that I nursed For her I well-nigh was a martyr. For I was young, and she was fair, And always bright and gay and chipper, And, oh, she wore such sunlit hair: Such silken stockings! such a slipper! She did not wish to make me mourn-- She was the kindest of God's creatures; But flirting was in her inborn, Like brains and queerness in the Beechers. I do not fear your heartless flirt-- Obtuse her dart and dull her probe is; But when girls do not mean to hurt, But do--Orate tune pro twbisl A most romantic country place; The moon at full, the month of August; An inland lake across whose face Played gentle zephyrs, ne'er a raw gust . Books, boats, and horses to enjoy, The which was all our occupation; A damsel and a callow boy-- There! now you have the situation. We rode together miles and miles, My pupil she, and I her Chiron; At home I reveled in her smiles And read her extracts out of Byron. We roamed by moonlight, chose our stars (I thought it most authentic billing), Explored the woods, climbed over bars, Smoked cigarettes and broke a shilling. An infinitely blissful week Went by in this Arcadian fashion; I hesitated long to speak, But ultimately breathed my passion. She said her heart was not her own; She said she'd love me like a sister; She cried a little (not alone); I begged her not to fret, and--kissed her. I lost some sleep, some pounds in weight, A deal of time, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... E. S. Martin Epithalamium The marriage bells have rung their peal, The wedding march has told its story. I've seen her at th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217898734

ISBN - 13:9780217898737

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