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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THIS BOOK IS a companion to my Best Remembered Poems, published by Dover in 1992. In that collection I tried strenuously to select poems I thought were best ...
ANONYMOUS I HAVE NO IDEA where this tender poem first appeared or who the author was. Burton Stevenson, in his monumental Home Book of Verse (1922), ...
ANONYMOUS SLASON THOMPSON, in his 1899 book The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse 1870 to 1885, includes this anonymous ...
BURROUGHS' FAME RESTS, of course, on his many books of essays about nature. ... and later included it in his one book of verse, Bird and Bough (1906).
Such claims faded after the poem appeared in Butler's book Nothing to Wear. An Episode of City Life (1857), with illustrations by Augustus Hoppin.
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When I saw this book, I had to ask myself whether I would have bought it had it been by someone other than Martin Gardner? And would it be a better book if someone else had written it? Interesting ... Ler crítica na íntegra