The Parlor Muse: A Selection of Vers de Société from Modern Poets

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D. Appleton, 1884 - English poetry - 96 pages

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Page 54 - THE VERBALIST : A Manual devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and the Wrong Use of Words, and to some other matters of Interest to those who would Speak and Write with Propriety, including a Treatise on Punctuation. By ALFRED AYRES.
Page 8 - She sketched ; the vale, the wood, the beach, Grew lovelier from her pencil's shading. She botanized ; I envied each Young blossom in her boudoir fading : She warbled Handel ; it was grand ; She made the Catalini jealous : She touched the organ ; I could stand For hours and hours to blow the bellows.
Page 25 - Jewish religion ; we do not mean any special religion ; but we mean a mental faculty or disposition, which, independent of, nay in spite of sense and reason, enables man to apprehend the Infinite under different names, and under varying disguises.
Page 21 - s debonair, And innocent and fair As a rose. She's an angel in a frock, With a fascinating cock To her nose.
Page 56 - THE ORTHOEPIST : A Pronouncing Manual, containing about Three Thousand Five Hundred Words, including a Considerable Number of the Names of Foreign Authors, Artists, etc.. that are often mispronounced. By ALFRED AYRES.
Page 10 - upon the river ; Some jealousy of some one's heir, Some hopes of dying broken-hearted, A miniature, a lock of hair, The usual vows ; and then we parted. We parted ; months and years rolled by : We met again four summers after. Our parting was all sob and sigh, Our meeting was all mirth and laughter ; For in my heart's most secret cell There had been many other lodgers, And she was not the ballroom belle, But only Mrs. — Something — Rogers ! WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED.
Page 43 - ... Norway, Till at last I sank exhausted at a pastry-cook his doorway. There were fuchsias and geraniums, and daffodils and myrtle, So I entered, and I ordered half a basin of mock turtle. He was plump and he was chubby, he was smooth and he was rosy, And his little wife was pretty, and particularly cozy.
Page 39 - PART I At a pleasant evening party I had taken down to supper One whom I will call ELVIRA, and we talked of love and TUPPER, MR. TUPPER and the poets, very lightly with them dealing. For I've always been distinguished for a strong poetic feeling. Then we let off paper crackers, each of which contained a motto, And she listened while I read them, till her mother told her not to. Then she whispered, "To the ball-room we had better, dear, be walking; If we stop down here much longer, really people will...

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