Punch Volume 132

Punch Volume 132

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Is. 6i. per dozen."--Lady. AIRS OF AN EXILE. II.--Rei-ose. Tire white cloud drifts, the vessel lifts Before the long Atlantic swell; A grey gull swings on lonely wings, The ocean'B watchful sentinel. The practised fowl, as T infer, Opines that garbage will occur. Nor sail nor smoke for days has broke The vast oblivion of the deep; No novel sight has marred the flight Of moments consecrate to sleep. Through timeless void, unchanging wheels The cycle of recurring meals. Born of a sense of the immense, And nourished on ozone and food, As in a glass obscurely pass Visions of tilings we once pursued; Flitting--a troupe of shadowy schemes Through the dini-lighted land of dreams. Visions of jaunts in favourite haunts, Entered long since in Memory's log; Of women woo'd whose sires were rude And strove to embroil uswiththe dog. Each one re-sccking our address, Like contributions to the Press. Breams of a time when Hope sublime Contemned the thought of business cares; Ere unpaid bills and kindred ills Had seized us by the little hairs. Breams in a word divinely blent Of youth and physical content. 0 halcyon days, when in the rays Of summer suns we sit immersed, While from behind a gentle wind Tempera a not unplcasing thirst, When only those below (unwell) Fail to observe the ocean's spell. Alas! that ye must fly; and we, Now borne aloof from toil and town, Getting, to raise a Western phrase, The obvious bulge on Jon'es and Brown, Must soon return beneath the yoke, Or end unutterably broke! Yet so it goes; too soon our nose Must feel the grindstone's tyrant strain; Soon at a loss for ready dross We must take up the load again, Exploiting in laborious roles The sacred fire of festive souls. Well, let it be; meanwhile the sea Inspires mo with a...
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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974131
  • 9781236974136