The Standed Bugle; And Other Poems and Prose

The Standed Bugle; And Other Poems and Prose : Including the Eagle (Originally Contributed to the Los Angeles Times)

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and as many more kinds of things as are made verbs of in Mr. Webster's justly popular dictionary, I must say that the game is a hard one, and I often wonder that you continue to play it. But it is the fellow who keeps on pegging away who most excites Eagleistic admiration, even though my sympathies may be with him in the strenuous struggle he is making. You may not think it, if you ever do think about such things, and I guess you do, but there is really some good reason for your being here and making motions. This great big, ugly, beautiful, hideous, soulful, sympathetic, cruel world must be something more than a plaything for the Power that made it. I hardly think that you gentle, tender, faithful and honest chaps that I see going about doing the day's work that is to be done, no matter how hard the task and how bitter the fodder at the board when the day is merely a recollection of another yesterday--as well as the chaps who are neither faithful, nor gentle, nor tender, nor honest--have all been put here to count no more than the figures of a lot of puppets painted upon a ball that swings in the illimitable space. You have your uses, fellows, even if there be moments when you appear to be misfits and cumberers of the ground. Of course, fellows, the Eagle people are no closer to the tree of all knowledge than you are. We do not make our perches in the branches of that famous monarch of the forest, but I am guessing, too, just as you all are. I am not sure enough of anything that I can't see with these cast-iron eyes, hear with these cast-iron ears, that you cannot see from the street below me, feel with these talons nailed to a rock, nor fail to smell because the factory that cast me did not put a set of nerves inside these works, but more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683609X
  • 9781236836090