Famous Poems from Bygone Days [NOOK Book]

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Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody’s Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.
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Overview


Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody’s Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486148564
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Martin Gardner was a renowned author who published over 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. He also had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles. Well known for his mathematical games column in Scientific American and his "Trick of the Month" in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner attracted a loyal following with his intelligence, wit, and imagination.

Martin Gardner: A Remembrance
The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, and Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementary Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demanding The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings, which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.

To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which — despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution — continues to be operative today.

In the Author's Own Words:
"Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."

"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" — Martin Gardner

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
The Wants of Man
THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH
Memory
ANONYMOUS
The Hell-Bound Train
Twenty Years Ago
Guilty or Not Guilty
When Mama Was a Little Girl
MABEL DOW (NORTHAM) BRINE
Somebody's Mother
THOMAS EDWARD BROWN
My Garden
My Garden (by J. A. Lindon)
ROBERT BROWNING
Prospice
JOHN WILLIAM BURGON
Petra (excerpt)
JOHN BURROUGHS
Waiting
WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER
Nothing to Wear
WILLIAM MCKENDREE CARLETON
Over the Hill to the Poor-House
Over the Hill from the Poor-House
JULIA A. (FLETCHER) CARNEY
Little Things
Think Gently of the Erring
WILLIAM HERBERT CARRUTH
Each in His Own Tongue
PHILA HENRIETTA CASE
Nobody's Child
RUTH CHESTERFIELD
The Grumbling Old Woman
LYDIA MARIA (FRANCIS) CHILD
Thanksgiving Day
SARAH NORCLIFFE CLEGHORN
The Golf Links
EDMUND VANCE COOKE
How Did You Die?
HUGH ANTOINE D'ARCY
The Face on the Barroom Floor
MARIE RAVENAL DE LA COSTE
Somebody's Darling
SARAH DOUDNEY
The Lesson of the Water-Mill
THOMAS DUNN ENGLISH
Ben Bolt
Ben Bolt's Reply (Anonymous)
Ben Bolt's Grave (Anonymous)
JAMES THOMAS FIELDS
The Owl-Critic
FRANCIS MILES FINCH
The Blue and the Gray
The Blue and the Gray (Anonymous)
The Blue and the Gray (Anonymous)
WILLIAM WESCOTT FINK
Leadville Jim
HARRIET A. GLAZEBROOK
Lips that Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine
Lips that Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine (by George W. Young)
HOMER GREENE
What My Lover Said
BRET HARTE
Plain Language from Truthful James
Ah Sin's Reply (Anonymous)
Her Letter
His Answer
Her Last Letter
JOHN (MILTON) HAY
Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle
The Stirrup-Cup
J. MILTON HAYES
The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God
GEORGE HOEY
Asleep at the Switch
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The Chambered Nautilus
THOMAS HOOD
"I Remember, I Remember"
MARY (BOTHAM) HOWITT
The Spider and the Fly
LEIGH HUNT
The Glove and the Lions
COATES KINNEY
Rain on the Roof
WILLIAM KNOX
Oh! Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
The Old Clock on the Stairs
The Rainy Day
JOHN LUCKEY MCCREERY
There Is No Death
There Is No Death (revised version)
JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY
The Cry of the Dreamer
"EDWARD E. ("TED") PARAMORE, JR."
The Ballad of Yukon Jake
SAMUEL MINTURN PECK
A Kiss in the Rain
NORRA PERRY
The Love-Knot
EGAR ALLAN POE
A Dream within a Dream
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
Out to Old Aunt Mary's
EPES SARGENT
A Life on the Ocean Wave
JOHN GODFREY SAXE
The Puzzled Census-Taker
Rhyme of the Rail
ROBERT SERVICE
The Spell of the Yukon
EDWARD ROWLAND SILL
The Fool's Prayer
Opportunity
ARABELLA EUGENIE SMITH
If I Should Die To-night
If I Should Die To-night (by Ben King)
FRANK LEBBY STANTON
Keep a-Goin!
Sweetes' Li'l' Feller
GEORGE WASHINGTON STEVENS
The Organist
WILLIAM LEROY STIDGER
I Saw God Wash the World
CARLYLE FAHLSWORTH STRAUB
The Little Red God
JANE TAYLOR
The Philosopher's Scales
CHARLES HANSON TOWNE
The Best Road of All
JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE
Darius Green and His Flying-Machine
HENRY VAN DYKE
America for Me
If All the Skies
WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
JOHN WHITAKER WATSON
Beautiful Snow
"A Response to "Beautiful Snow" (by Sallie J. Hancock)"
EDWARD JEWITT WHEELER
The Boy to the Schoolmaster
Night's Mardi Gras
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
The Eternal Goodness
Barbara Frietchie
REVERAND CHARLES WOLFE
The Burial of Sir John Moore
HENRY CLAY WORK
Grandfather's Clock
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