The Beggar's Benison, Or, a Hero, Without a Name, But, with an Aim

Author: George Mills

Publisher: General Books

ISBN: 9781458913609


Page: 388

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: chapter{Section 4THE VTW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 955618A ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDBN FOUNDATIONS It 1938 L GLASGOW- PRINTED BY ROBERT ANDERSON. 85 QUEEN STREET. chapter{Section 5chapter{Section 6chapter{Section 7chapter{Section 8chapter{Section 9PROEM The germ lies buried in the earth, Neglected and despised; But, soon 'twill claim from Nature birth, And be both praised and prized. Yes many a paltry buried thing, Which e'en the hogs reject, Shall from the world a status wring, And gain fame and respect. The Goosediibbs Poet. chapter{Section 10THE BEGGAR'S BENISON. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY DOGGERELS. As sporting blades, will poaching go, 'Gainst partridges, and gronse; So, burglars, with an equal will, Proceed to rob a house. With lurid gleams, the waning moon, Grants kindly aid to either; Whether the game lies in a hall, Or nestles mid'st the heather The Goosedubbs Poet, Smoke, squalor, fumes, filth, vice, veniality, noise, nastiness ?amongst these I first became sensitive of life. At what period of years and months, of course I cannot tell. Nobody remembers his debut. No one marks his own advent upon society, of whatever description that society may be?high or low, rich or poor, aristocratic or plebeian. He simply grows into it. He expresses no surprise regarding it . He neither approves nor disapproves of it. He makes no remonstrance. He utters no protest. He tacitly accepts life unconditionally, uncovenantedly, unceremoniously, and there he is squalling, squeaking, smiling, sobbing, snuffling, either as a prince or a peasant, as the case may be 1 It is only impressions connected with our childish condition that we can call bads: to remembrance, and these hazily, dimly, and dreamily?without grasp, without p...

The Bibliography of Regional Fiction in Britain and Ireland, 1800–2000

Author: Keith D. M. Snell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351894013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 1931

Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.

Mighty Scot, The

Nation, Gender, and the Nineteenth-Century Mystique of Scottish Masculinity

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791477304


Page: N.A

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English Literature

Author: John Howell Books (San Francisco, Calif.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page: 88

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Bookseller's catalog with authors, titles, descriptions, some commentary, and prices.


Author: Parke-Bernet Galleries

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Author: Anderson Galleries, Inc

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6626

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Select poems

Author: Lydia Howard Sigourney

Publisher: N.A


Category: American poetry

Page: 305

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The Plays and Fragments

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: N.A

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