Poetry. -V.4-6 Prose (Mainly Corespondence)

Poetry. -V.4-6 Prose (Mainly Corespondence)

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... pulse along my veins tells the ardent lover, If you neglect the alteration, I call on all the Nine, conjunctly and severally, to anathematise you! " ON MRS RIDDELL'S BIRTHDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER 1793. (Cumus, 1800.) OLD WIuTER, with his frosty beard, Thus once to Jove his prayer preferred: " What have I done of all the year, To bear this hated doom severe? My cheerless suns no pleasure know; N ight's horrid car drags dreary slow; My dismal months no joys are crowning, But spleeny English hanging, drowning. " Now Jove, for once he mighty civil, To counterbalance all this evil; Give me, and I've no more to say, Give me Maria's natal day! That brilliant gift shall so enrich me, Spring, Summer, Autumn, cannot match me." "'Tis done!" says Jove; so ends my story, And Winter once rejoiced in glory. The poet's intimacy with this very sprightly and fascinating correspondent had now reached its climax. Her husband, as we learn from one of Burns's letters to Thomson (July 1793) had been absent almost all summer in the West Indies, looking after his affairs there. He returned before the close of the year, and some disturbance occurred in his house at Christmas, which caused a quarrel between Burns and the Riddell family, that was never thoroughly cemented into friendship again. " Sad will I be, so bereft, Nancy, Nancy; Yet I'll try to make a shift, My spouse Nancy." " My poor heart, then break it must, My last hour I am near it: When you lay me in the dust, Think how you will bear it." " I will hope and trust in Heaven, Nancy, Nancy; Strength to bear it will be given, My spouse Nancy." "Well, Sir, from the silent dead, Still I'll try to daunt...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944356
  • 9781236944351