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Roses and Thorns; Poems (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
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Roses and Thorns; Poems (Paperback): Charles William Heckethorn

Roses and Thorns; Poems (Paperback)

Charles William Heckethorn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...to the work of loving warms, Which soon inspires the swain, she wants to catch, With needful pluck, to come up to the scratch 23. He thought her beautiful, for amor mutat, Imaginations, and to a fair And lovely face the plainest, quis refutat? Did not the Ancients long ago declare That quisquis amat ranam, ranam putat Esse Dianam? nor the Ancients dare In matters of experience and of taste; Tho' I think half their diamonds are paste 24. When I was but an inexperienced youth, I thought each woman was an angel born; While outside yet the matrimonial booth, The painted canvas lured me to be shorn Of pence and of delusions; for in truth, The rose of wedded love has many a thorn; Before the daub all seems to be delightful, Behind the monsters and the frauds are frightful. 25. Andnought doth change a man so much as marriage; Alas the change is always for the worse, For although marriage sounds so much like merry This seldom will the former's bills endorse. The pair, yoked to the matrimonial carriage, Which fitly may be called contentment's hearse, Instead of wisely pulling both together, Pull sep'rate ways, as far as yields their tether. 26. A woman may be virtuous, that's no reason That she, to wed or love, a pleasant party Should be, e'en virtue's sometimes out of season; For proof see Petrarch's sonnet: In qual parte, Where he, with something very much like treason. 'Gainst his Platonic muse, laments with hearty Disgust the too strict virtue of his goddess, Who ne'er allowed him to unlace her bodice. 27. Now though we get but little satisfaction From what philosophers have said thereon, In trying to explain that strong reaction, Which sets in, when two are made into one, And why at once the former love attraction, Not merely is destroyed, and fully gone, But...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Charles William Heckethorn
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-232-21811-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-232-21811-1
Barcode: 9781232218111

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