The Lewis Carroll Picture Book: A Selection from the Unpublished Writings and Drawings of Lewis Carroll [pseud.] Together with Reprints from Scarce and Unacknowledged Work

T. F. Unwin, 1899 - 375 páginas

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Página 93 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Página 95 - I see the rural virtues leave the land: Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand. Contented toil, and hospitable care...
Página 93 - The bashful virgin's side-long looks of love, The matron's glance that would those looks reprove, These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these, With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please; These round thy bowers their cheerful influence shed, These were thy charms — But all these charms are fled.
Página 94 - Not so the loss. The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied — Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds ; The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth, Has robbed the neighbouring fields of half their growth; His seat, where solitary sports are seen, Indignant spurns the cottage from the green...
Página 92 - Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid, And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed : Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene!
Página 362 - The papers they had finished lay In piles of blue and white. They answered everything they could, And wrote with all their might, But, though they wrote it all by rote, They did not write it right. The Vulture and the Husbandman Beside these piles did stand, They wept like anything to see The work they had in hand, ' If this were only finished up...
Página 6 - ... right once in two years, whereas the other is evidently right as often as the time it points to comes round, which happens twice a day. So you've contradicted yourself once. "Ah, but...
Página 279 - Doublets ' are those in which the consonants in one word answer to consonants in the other, and the vowels to vowels ; ' head ' and ' tail ' constitute a Doublet ' of this kind. Where this is not the case, as in 'head...
Página 27 - I gave her one, they gave him two, You gave us three or more; They all returned from him to you, Though they were mine before.
Página 361 - THE rain was raining cheerfully, As if it had been May; The Senate-House appeared inside Unusually gay; And this was strange, because it was A Viva-Voce day. The men were sitting sulkily, Their paper work was done; They wanted much to go away To ride or row or run; ' It's very rude/ they said, ' to keep Us here, and spoil our fun.

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