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Moral emblems and other poems written and illustrated with woodcuts (1921) (14765979203)


Moral emblems and other poems written and illustrated with woodcuts (1921) (14765979203)



Identifier: moralemblemsothe00stev (find matches)
Title: Moral emblems & other poems written and illustrated with woodcuts
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's Sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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VITHE ANGLER AND THE CLOWN The echoing bridge you here may see,The pouring lynn, the waving tree.The eager angler fresh from town-Above, the contumeUous clown.The angler plies his line and rod,The clodpole stands with many a nod,—With many a nod and many a grin,He sees him cast his engine in. What have you caught ? the peasant cries. Nothing as yet, the Fool replies. 55 MORAL TALES
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I ROBIN AND BEN: OR, THE PIRATEAND THE APOTHECARY Come, lend me an attentive earA startling moral tale to hear,Of Pirate Rob and Chemist Ben,And different destinies of men. Deep in the greenest of the valesThat nestle near the coast of Wales,The heaving main but just in view,Robin and Ben together grew,Together worked and played the fool.Together shunned the Sunday school,And pulled each others youthful nosesAround the cots, among the roses. Together but unlike they grew;Robin was rough, and through and throughBold, inconsiderate, and manly.Like some historic Bruce or Stanley. 59 Ben had a mean and servile soul.He robbed not, though he often stole.He sang on Sunday in the choir,And tamely capped the passing Squire. At length, intolerant of trammels—Wild as the wild Bithynian camels.Wild as the wild sea-eagles—BobHis widowed dam contrives to rob.And thus with great originalityEffectuates his personality.Thenceforth his terror-haunted flightHe follows through the starry night;And wi

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