The Common-Place Book of Humorous Poetry; Consisting of a Choice Collection of Entertaining Original and Selected Pieces. with a Portrait of Peter Pindar

The Common-Place Book of Humorous Poetry; Consisting of a Choice Collection of Entertaining Original and Selected Pieces. with a Portrait of Peter Pindar

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ... liberal linings of that breast unfold; Be smiles, far brighter than thy buttons, spread, And nobly scorn the vulgar lust of gold! Tho' doom'd by fortune, since remotest time, No meaner coin of modern date to use, Lo! I can well reward with sterling rhyme, Stamp'd by the sacred mintage of the Muse. Why mourn thy folly? why deplore thy fate? Why call on every pow'r in sore dismay? Thy wannest orisons, alas! are late. Reflect: didst thou e'er know a poet pay? Vain from thy shopboard the eternal sigh; Vain thy devotions from that sable shrine: Can guineas from the vacant pocket fly? Can sorrow fill this empty purse of mine? Ah me! so long with dire consumption pin'd, When shall that purse, ill-omen'd, proudly swell Full as the sail that holds the fav'ring wind? Mysterious ministers of money, tell! Fond man! while pausing o'er that gloomy page, That tells thee what thou art, in terms too plain; O'er the capacious ledger lose thy rage, Nor of unsettled debts again be vain. There lords, and dukes, and mighty princes lie; Nor on them canst thou for prompt payment call. Why starts the big drop in thine anguUh'd eye? One honest, genuine bard is worth them all! A common garment, such as mortals wear, (Dull sons of clay, the ready price who give) Thou mad'st, and, lo! it lasted one short year; But in my garment thou shalt ever live. Time ne'er shall rip one consecrated seam Of cloth, from Fancy's loom, all superfine; Nor shall I, cruel, haunt thy softer dream, E'en when I dress thee in a suit divine. Let sage Philosophy thy soul inform With strength heroic every ill to bear; Not better broad-cloth braves the angry storm, And constant Patience is delightful wear. Be patient, then, and wise, nor meanly shrink Beneath Despondency's tumultuous blast; 'The...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549473
  • 9781236549471