Gordon, and Other Poems

Gordon, and Other Poems

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...and place, And things familiar, not of deserts, palms And parables obscure to those who live Among the dens of infamy and vice! To do much good you must be one of them And sink your individuality! Did not your Master sit with publicans And sinners? Rev. B. Truth. Something diff'rent must be done 'Tis true, to what we're doing now. We all Must use our means, and patient wait the end! SCENE IV.--Lord le Grange's Drawing Room. Ladies' Boxing Gloves, Foils, Masks, Indian Clubs, Dumb Bells, Cricket Bat and Ball, Football, &c. The Gloves and Clubs upon Settee.) Enter LORD LE GRANGE, staring all round. Lord le Grange. Strange metamorphosis! Examining Boxing Gloves) What can these mean? Enter COUNTESS LE GRANGE fashionably dressed). Lady le Grange embracing her son). My dear boy! welcome home! Where have you been All these weeks? Lord le Grange. You would scarcely care to know. Suffice to say, I have been studying The problems of the day. I did not know looking about) You had invited boys and "undergrads" To meet me. Lady le Grange. No, my dear; I have designed A great, I trust, agreeable surprise. You know that "time flies," "life is short," that now You really ought to marry. That explains The myst'ry of these toys. With that intent I have invited here a lady fresh From Oxford. Modern of modern belles! A Nineteenth Century girl, last decade! Lord le Grange. Decay'd? Aside) And yet may knock a man into The middle of next week! Lady le Grange. She is an A.A. And V.A.--Artium virgo. Lord le Grange pretending not to have heard). Did you say Virago? Lady le Grange. No, 'tis Artium Virgo, dear. Lord le Grange. An artful maiden, Virgin of Arts, or what? Lady le Grange. Don't be ridiculous, for here she comes. Enter the HON....show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517628
  • 9781236517623