The Poetical Works of Lord Byron; In 10 Vol Volume 10

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron; In 10 Vol Volume 10

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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: ...of the higher class, And draw them nightly when a ticket's sent: And what with masquerades, and fetes, and balls, For the first season such a life scarce palls. LVIII. A young unmarried man, with a good name And fortune, has an awkward part to play; For good society is but a game, " The royal game of Goose,"(2) as I may say, Where every body has some separate aim, An end to answer, or a plan to lay--The single ladies wishing to be double, The married ones to save the virgins trouble. (1) " Enfin partout la bonne societe regle tout."-VoLnrm. (2) 'This ancient game originated, I believe, in Germany, and in W811 calculated to make young persons ready at reckoning the produce of tW0 given numbers. It is called the game of the goose, because at every fourth and fifth compartment of the table in succession a goose is depicted; imd if the cast thrown by the player falls upon a goose, he moves forward double the number of his throw.-S'ruu'rr. LIX. I don't mean this as general, but particular Examples may be found of such pursuits: Though several also keep their perpendicular Like poplars, with good principles for roots; Yet many have a method more reticular-" Fishers for men," like sirens with soft lutes: For talk six times with the same single lady, ' And you may get the wedding dresses ready. Lx. Perhaps you'll have a letter from the mother, To say her daughter's feelings are trepann'd; Perhaps you'll have a visit from the brother, All strut, and stays, and whiskers, to demand What "your intentions are P "----One way or other It seems the virgin's heart expects your hand: And between pity for her case and yours, You'll add to Matrimony's list of cures....show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503295
  • 9781236503299