The Poetical Works of Robert Browning Volume 2

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning Volume 2

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... Curse your women too, Your insolent wives and daughters, that fire up Or faint away if a male hand squeeze theirs, Yet, to encourage Sludge, may play with Sludge As only a "medium," only the kind of thing They must humour, fondle.. oh, to misconceive Were too preposterous! But I've paid them out! They've had their wish--called for the naked truth, And in she tripped, sat down and bade them stare: They had to blush a little and forgive! "The fact is, children talk so; in next world "All our conventions are reversed, --perhaps "Made light of: something like old prints, my dear! "The Judge has one, he brought from Italy, "A metropolis in the background, --o'er a bridge, "A team of trotting roadsters, --cheerful groups "Of wayside travellers, peasants at their work, "And, full in front, quite unconcerned, why not? "Three nymphs conversing with a cavalier, "And never a rag among them: 'fine, ' folk cry--"And heavenly manners seem not much unlike! "Let Sludge go on; we'll fancy it's in print!" If such as came for wool, sir, went home shorn, Where is the wrong I did them? 'Twas their choice; They tried the adventure, ran the risk, tossed up And lost, as some one's sure to do in games; They fancied I was made to lose, --smoked glass Useful to spy the sun through, spare their eyes: And had I proved a red-hot iron plate They thought to pierce, and, for their pains, grew blind, Whose were the fault but theirs? While, as things go, Their loss amounts to gain, the more's the shamei They've had their peep into the spirit-world, And all this world may know it! They've fed fat Their self-conceit which else had starved: what chance Save this, of cackling o'er a golden egg And...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783026
  • 9781236783028