A Collection of New and Original Valentines, Serious & Satirical, Sublime & Ridiculous. with an Introd. Treatise by a Master of Hearts

A Collection of New and Original Valentines, Serious & Satirical, Sublime & Ridiculous. with an Introd. Treatise by a Master of Hearts

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...that the soil was marly--(That's now the only rhyme I've got That I can find to go)--with Charlie; EDWARD, EDMUND, OK EDWIN. An ancient individual, Sedate and slow and steady, Occurs to me, whene'er I think Of your name--Mr. Neddy. Slow, in more senses too than one, For obstinate and heady, When spurr'd into a decent pace, Becomes your stubborn Neddy, However, to have link'd my fate-With yours I'd have been ready; But no, you must excuse me, I can't quite stand Mrs. Neddy. I know you won't feel what I say, For, e'en when thorough-bred, he Can stand a good hard licking, Can your tough, thick-hided Neddy. And you can even boast success, For, as at donkey-races The last--(noble animal) wins, so you are quite The last in my good graces. Seek thy fair bride in brighter lands, Where cloudless suns do shine; Jerusalem ponies should go east To find a Valentine. I add a Postscript, just to hint I've heard that out at grass is (On Hampstead's most romantic heath) A fine herd of she Neddies. EUGENE. (This name is from tbe Greek, and means "Nobly-Lorn.") 'Tis not for woman's gentle heart to scorn The son of poverty, the lowly-born; Yet can she not but love the courtly scene Where thou dost lord it, proudly-named Eugene! O, woman's soul must venerate those men Who carve their way through life with sword 'or pen! The risen from the ranks; and yet I ween I She loveth, too, earth's titled ones, Eugene. Yes, noble one, in thy brave form I see Not man's but nature's aristocracy. Sure they who named thee so must have foreseen Thy destinies, thou fitly-named Eugene. Aye, though I love them all, the great and good, Thine is the nameless spell of noble blood; All woman's coyness then do I resign, And own Eugene my courtly Valentine. FREDEKIC. Last...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572130
  • 9781236572134