Undertow of a Trade-wind Surf

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byGeorge Hunt Clark

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... THOUGHTS OVER A RAILROAD BOND. It is a very pretty thing, And charmingly engraved; As neatly gotten up a cheat As ever broker shaved. And I have quite a lot of them, All safe and snug at home, Enough to make a picture book As large as Gibbon's Home. I thought I bought them very cheap, At only eighty-three.--Indeed, we higgled quite a time Before we could agree; "What! Eighty-three for ten per cents? Dear Sir, you must be crazed--Yet, I shall have to let them go, For money must be raised." Before that blessed week was out I smelt a sort of rat, For I was told that I could buy For even less than that. My neighbor bought for seventy-six, I never asked him how--But I am far from sad to learn That he has got them now. Those thousand dollar promises Are printed by the ream! And being secured by mortgages How very safe they seem. Moreover, I reserved the right To change them into shares, Whose income by and by would be A fortune for my heirs. The coupons--those delicious things! How temptingly they look; As beautifully lithographed As Olney's copy-book. Yes, there they are--not one cut off--The ranks are perfect yet, And like to be, for all that I For them shall ever get. The boy who shows for half a dime Six rattlesnakes alive, Was urging me, the other day, To view his precious hive: "I say, sir--want to see the snakes? One on 'em's eat a toad:--I'll let you see 'em for a Bond Of that 'ere Western Road!" Ah well--the dream is over now, And so I sit and sigh, And curse the day when oily tongues Persuaded me to buy: I spend my time with tearful eyes, O'er their delusive charms, In singing sad lugubrious hymns And penitential psalms. A BERKSHIRE BREEZE. And this is Berkshire! Broad and bright The volume opens to my sight, Valleys and lakes are at my feet, And bead...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... THOUGHTS OVER A RAILROAD BOND. It is a very pretty thing, And charmingly engraved; As neatly gotten up a cheat As ever broker ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217140351

ISBN - 13:9780217140355

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