Vignettes In Rhyme And Vers De Soci T (now First Collected)

Paperback | October 16, 2012

byAustin Dobson

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...in the tune, And windy bough-swing in the metre; Or else the zigzag fruit-tree arms Recall some dream of harp-prest bosoms, Round singing mouths, and chanted charms, And mediaeval orchard blossoms,--x. Quite a la mode. Alas for prose,--My vagrant fancies only rambled Back to the red-walled Rectory close, Where first my graceless boyhood gamboled. Climbed on the dial, teased the fish, And chased the kitten round the beeches, Till widening instincts made me wish For certain slowly-ripening peaches. XI. Three peaches. Not the Graces three Had more equality of beauty: I would not look, yet went to see; I wrestled with Desire and Duty; I felt the pangs of those who feel The Laws of Property beset them; The conflict made my reason reel, And, half-abstractedly, I ate them;--XII. Or Two of them. Forthwith DespairMore keen that one of these was rotten--Moved me to seek some forest lair Where I might hide and dwell forgotten, Attired in skins, by berries stained, Absolved from brushes and ablution;--But, ere my sylvan haunt was gained, Fate gave me up to execution. XIII. I saw it all but now. The grin That gnarled old Gardener Sandy's features; My father, scholar-like and thin, Unroused, the tenderest of creatures; I saw--ah me--I saw again My dear and deprecating mother; And then, remembering the cane, Regretted--that I'd left the other. TU QUOQUE. AN IDYLL IN THE CONSERVATORY. '--romprons-nous, Ou lie romprom nous pas?' Le D£pit Amoureux. Nellie. If I were you, when ladies at the play, sir, Beckon and nod, a melodrama through, I would not turn abstractedly away, sir, If I were you! Frank. If I were you, when persons I affected, Wait for three hours to take me down to Kew, I would, at least, pretend I recollected, If I were you! Nellie. If I...

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...in the tune, And windy bough-swing in the metre; Or else the zigzag fruit-tree arms Recall some dream of harp-p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217652557

ISBN - 13:9780217652551

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