Woodnotes of a Wanderer by John RamsayWoodnotes of a Wanderer by John Ramsay

Woodnotes of a Wanderer

byJohn Ramsay

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...The real attitude he then was in, If fitly drawn, would be a treat most grand; I've never yet beheld such selfish stare, Such bold, presumptuous, unbecoming air. XV. Betwixt the ground and knocker of the door, Vast was the distance; therefore, all that came Had steps to furnish and set up before They reached it--such the stern decree of Fame.. With stuff that other bards had used of yore, Our nondescript began his work to frame--From Campbell, Burns, and Byron stole a share, And joined it with his own most miserable ware. XVI. From a long list, too troublesome to quote, He pilfered keenly. From religion, too, Borrowed a deal: whilst he, in inward thought, Laughed loud at everything of serious hue. His allied powers, with zeal now burning hot, Rushed forward--set him on the fabric new--When, lo! he popped down through it in a trice, As folks do sometimes when they take to ice. XVII. Out rushed a watchman, as the goddess bade, And of our hardship's collar took a catch; Said, he believed, that since the world was made, It ne'er produced such sacrilegious wretch; Told him how far he had mista'en his trade, And, of conviction to undo the latch, He beat him, kicked him, flogged him with a switch, And gave his scurvy nose a most tremendous twitch! XVIII. Down gushed the black contaminated gore, Like streams of tar beneath the solar ray, And but a few seconds had elapsed, before It vermin grew, took feet, and ran away; A peal of laughter shook the temple o'er, And next a long and deafening huzza! Then crammed each sash was, as in expectation Of execution, or a coronation. XIX. " Begone!" cried Goldsmith, " bare-faced, dirty thief 1" " Not fit," quoth Moore, " to wash the dishes here!" " Of scribblers and plagiarists the chief," Said Byron; " hence! feed...
Title:Woodnotes of a WandererFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217420214

ISBN - 13:9780217420211