Famous Poems from Bygone Days
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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... griping As he gives my last lodging a pat: “That guy wrote McGrew; 'Twas the best he could do” . . . So I'll go to my Maker with that. —ROBERT SERVICE ...
... (1816–1887) ROBERT SERVICE - (1874—1958) EDWARD ROWLAND SILL - (1841—1887) ARABELLA EUGENIE SMITH - (1844-1916) FRANKLEBBY STANTON - (1857—1927) GEORGE ...
Many of this book's poems are obviously close to what Robert Service, denigrating his own work, called “tootling, tin-whistle music.” Even doggerel, however ...
... continued well into the early decades of this century, when Rudyard Kipling, Robert Service, Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Eddie Guest were widely read.
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