The Bounder; The Story of a Man

The Bounder; The Story of a Man

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...But like a bird, without a word, Most cheerfully would toddle. And with the "yellow-skirted fays" Vould gladly wing my way Singing that cheerful hymn of praise-Ta-ra-ra boom-de-ay. The Bounder's death was felt by thousands who had never seen him as the loss of a friend. From the Press notices Iwill quote two. The first is from the Labour Leader: No loss that has yet fallen on the Socialist movement will touch so many hearts as the death of The Bounder. His geniality and big-hearted humanity, expressed in every line he wrote, endeared him to thousands who had never seen him, and as his writings were, so was the man himself. An Irishman by birth, he had all the best qualities of his nation--generous to a fault, gifted with a fund of rich and rollicking humour, fond of a good joke and of good living, and contemptuous of everything which savoured of cant and hypocrisy. The Bounder is gone, and with him a wealth of geniality and humour which the movement can ill afford to lose. We know not what relations he may have left behind, but his colleagues on the Clarion will keenly feel the loss of their distinguished and talented comrade. We shall all miss The Bounder. May we be as honest and open in our lives as Edward Fay was in his! The following is from the Westminster Gazette: --As London correspondent of the widely-read Sunday Chronicle, and for the last six years as one of the proprietors and staff of the Clarion, he had a clientele numbered by many thousands. His writing was a weekly delight in innumerable homes, whilst it was also a stone of offence amongst the more serious members of the Independent Labour party who read the Clarion for its politics and not for its humour. But the editor, Nunquam, was The Bounder's...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837770
  • 9781236837776