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In These Days

By Elliott, Ebenezer

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Book Id: WPLBN0000711629
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 130,483 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: In These Days  
Author: Elliott, Ebenezer
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collection: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


Excerpt: IN these days, every mother's son or daughter // Writes verse, which no one reads except the writer, // Although, uninked, the paper would be whiter, // And worth, per ream, a hare, when you have caught her. // Hundreds of unstaunched Shelleys daily water // Unanswering dust; a thousand Wordsworths scribble; // And twice a thousand Corn Law Rhymers dribble // Rhymed prose, unread. Hymners of fraud and slaughter, // By cant called other names, alone find buyers - // Who buy, but read not. What a loss in paper, // Groans each immortal of the host of sighers! // What profanation of the midnight taper // In expirations vile! But I write well, // And wisely print. Why don't my poems sell?...


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