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The Poems and Prose Sketches of James Whitcomb Riley Volume 10

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:28
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):0.1 x 7.3 x 9.5
  • Publication Date:March 6, 2012
  • ISBN:1130124002
  • EAN:9781130124002
  • ASIN:1130124002
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ... Upon the kitchen-table while she made A hasty crock of "float,"--poured thence into A deep glass dish of iridescent hue And glint and sparkle, with an overflow Of froth to crown it, foaming white as snow.--And then--pound-cake, and jelly-cake as rare, For its delicious complement,--with air Of Hebe mortalized, she led her van Of votaries, rounded by The Hired Man. THE EVENING COMPANY Within the sitting-room, the company Had been increased in number. Two or three Young couples had been added: Emma King, Ella and Mary Mathers--all could sing Like veritable angels--Lydia Martin, too, And Nelly Millikan.--What songs they knew!--"'Ever of thee--wherever I may be, Fondly Tin drea-m-ing ever of thee!'" And with their gracious voices blend the grace Of Warsaw Barnett's tenor; and the bass Unfathomed of Wick Chapman--Fancy still Can feel, as well as hear it, thrill on thrill, Vibrating plainly down the backs of chairs And through the wall and up the old hall-stairs. Indeed, young Chapman's voice especially Attracted Mr. Hammond.--For, said he, Waiving the most Elysian sweetness of The ladies' voices--altitudes above The man's for sweetness;--but--as contrast, would Not Mr. Chapman be so very good As, just now, to oblige all with--in fact, Some sort of jolly song,--to counteract In part, at least, the sad, pathetic trend Of music generally. Which wish our friend "The Noted Traveller" made second to With heartiness--and so each, in review, Joined in--until the radiant basso cleared His wholly unobstructed throat and peered Intently at the ceiling--voice and eye As opposite indeed as earth and sky.--Thus he uplifted his vast bass and let It roam at large the memories booming yet: "' Old Simon the Cellarer keeps a rare store Of Malmse...

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