A Book Of Bryn Mawr Verses

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446094433
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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TWO OLD PICTURES TWAS a curio shop where first they met, Mid antiquities strange and rare; On the same dark shelf together set, By an odd mistake that I quite forget, They fell in love, and are loving yet; A bitter love, and a long regret, And a highly artistic pair. Sundered for aye by a cruel fate, And a whim, and a dash of paint! He came four hundred years too late, Though quite of respectably ancient date ; Alas, what chance could ever mate A Watteau beau of powdered pate, And a Fra Angelico saint ? They never dared confess it quite, For they felt their own bad taste ; So she, in her gilded robes bedight. Bravely ogling her mournful plight,Went off with a proud pre-Raphaelite, And the Watteau beau, as was only right, A Watteau boudoir graced. Poor little victims of art 1 They met, And found each other fair. On the same dark shelf together set, By an odd mistake that I quite forget, They fell in love, and are loving yet; A bitter love, and a long regret, And a truly artistic pair! FOR A LOVING CUP SWEET, we'll drink from dusk to dawn, And when day comes reeling on, Drink until the sun is gone. Sweet, our hands and lips have met; Then, till death shall claim his debt, Love, remember, love me yet 1 RONDEL SHE went with hopes of fame, (An earnest maid was she) A college girl to be, To win a glorious name. Alas, what woe and shame Oppressed that spirit free ! She went with hopes of fame, An earnest maid was she. With conquering might he came. That not impossible he ! I'm going there to tea ; She's grown domestic, tame She went with hopes of fame. TRIOLETS (The Optimistic Faddist Speaks) THOUGH my nature is sweet, I abhor the conventional! I am kind, I repeat, And my nature is sweet,But with loathing complete ...
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