Thoughts In My Garden (volume 2) by Mortimer Collins

Thoughts In My Garden (volume 2)

byMortimer Collins

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... AUTUMN, 1875. Ay, the gay time is here, Sweetest of all the year, Cool be the bitter beer, Straight be the cartridge. Session and season o'er, Girl-flirt and Statesman-bore, Seek we the joyous shore, Worship Saint Partridge. Horace, that demirep (Known as a fifth form step), Sang of the quiet Sep-tembribus horis: And it appears to me, Even by land or sea, This month must surely be Mensis amoris. Yes, when the toil is o'er, When we forget the bore, Then, by some happy shore, Quiet the pulse is: Far from the City's fuss Bright eyes rain joy on us, Deep woods are glorious--Latehrce dulces. D., who would catch the tide, G, with his notions wide, Each is temporicide--Time's reckless murderer: Past now; the moon is bright O'er sea and sand to-night; Lady, with dainty sleight, Ice me the Rcederer. Confound their politics! Plague on their knavish tricks! Doubtless, in Seventy-Six, Stalks some fresh spectre in. But 'tis September now; Far off be any row; Sea-breezes cool my brow--Hand me a nectarine. Sept. 2. September is here, and everybody is wandering everywhere. Yachts dance upon the Solent; pretty girls let down their back hair on Dawlish sands, with, alas! no Leech to sketch them as they chatter and laugh under the red rocks; lovers of sport trudge over their own 'turmuts;' lovers of fashion go to Trouville and Deanville, and wear a new dress every day, and pay ten times its value for all they eat and drink. Why not stay at home? This I ask, not of the Londoner, but the man who has green grass and shady trees of his own. September seems to me the last month wherein to desert your lares and penates. Brighton toward the end of October, when the country grows bare and desolate, is not unpleasant; it gives one a fillip, that sea that seems always fretted by the ...

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Title:Thoughts In My Garden (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217901204

ISBN - 13:9780217901208

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