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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A rhyme-rustler, rugged and shameless, A Bab Balladeer on the loose; Of saccharine sonnets I'm blameless, My model has been—Mother Goose. And I fancy my grave-digger griping As he gives my last lodging a pat: “That guy wrote McGrew; ...
... growing old, heaven, mother, father, grandparents, Jesus, church, preachers, recollections of childhood, the evils of drink, war and patriotism, farm life, tramps and vagabonds, ships and the sea, storms and railroads.
“I will tell you just how it was, sir; My father and mother are dead, And my little brother and sisters Were hungry, and asked me for bread. At first I earned it for them By working hard all day, But somehow times were bad, sir, ...
“Somebody's Mother,” her one famous poem, first appeared in Harper's Weekly (March 2, 1878), and later in Madge, the Violet Girl and Other Poems (New York, 1881). An illustrated twelve-page edition of the poem, titled Somebody's Mother, ...
“She's somebody's mother, boys, you know, For all she's aged and poor and slow. “And I hope some fellow will lend a hand To help my mother, you understand, “If ever she's poor and old and gray, When her.
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