Billy Budd and Other Tales

The interment over, some good-natured forecastle poet and artist seizes his paint brush and inscribes a doggerel epitaph. When, after a long lapse of time, other good-natured seamen chance to come upon the spot, they usually make a ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101052723

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A master of the american short story Included in this rich collection are: The Piazza, Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas, The Bell-Tower, and The Town-Ho's Story.

Aileen Aroon a Memoir With Other Tales of Faithful Friends and Favourites

The Blind Fiddler's Dog. The blind man's dog commences in doggerel verse:— “It reallyisamusing tohear how some dogs brag, And walk about and swagger, with tails and ears awag,— How they boast about their prizes and the shows they.

Author: Gordon Stables

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465504883



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Chorronessee and Other Tales

while he held the other , and pretended to examine its ' right angles , horizontals and perpendiculars ' : " As ... give no token that she was moved at the threatening intimation conveyed in the old man's doggerel ; but had one placed a ...

Author: James Douglas Thornton


ISBN: NYPL:33433074787098

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 212

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Gratitude and other tales

“ And what a pretty poet your grace is , ” returned I , just in his own manner ; “ that was quite a doggerel - pretty and witty - an impromptu , no doubt . ” He turned on his heel , and I gave him no opportunity of speaking to me again ...

Author: afterwards MOSSE ROUVIÈRE (Henrietta)


ISBN: BL:A0023919436



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Typhoon and Other Tales

I found besides a large account-book, which, when opened hopefully, turned out to my infinite consternation to be filled with verses—page after page of rhymed doggerel of a jovial and improper character, written in the neatest minute ...

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191504365

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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TYPHOON * FALK * AMY FOSTER *THE SECRET SHARER The four tales in this volume share autobiographical origins in Conrad's experience at sea and his exile from Poland, the country of his birth. 'Typhoon' is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by tempest, and of the stolid captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. In 'Falk' a taciturn young woman is bizarrely courted by a tug-boat master who is haunted by a terrible secret. 'Amy Foster' tells of an emigrant Pole struggling to overcome isolation and prejudice in England. The final tale, 'The Secret Sharer', is Conrad's most famous short story, a masterpiece of suspense and ambiguity. Giving sanctuary to a fugitive sailor, a young sea-captain risks his ship and his command in order to save him. This revised edition uses the English first edition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Snow image and Other Tales

And here , some verses against the king , in which the scribbler leaves a blank for the name of George , as if his doggerel might yet exalt him to the pillory . Such , after years of rebellion , is the heart's unconquerable . reverence ...

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne


ISBN: BSB:BSB10746690

Category: Historical fiction, American

Page: 224

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The Celestial Omnibus and Other Tales

At any other time it would have been ludicrous, for here was a boy, with no sense of beauty and a puerile command ofwords, ... “And then,”—Eustace was going on in the pitiable conversational doggerel which was his only mode of ...

Author: E.M. Forster

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486799179

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Six short stories spotlight journal and magazine fiction published by Forster from 1900 to 1911. These tales exhibit the first traces of Foster's witty and elegant style as well as his profound humanism.

The Dingoes and Other Tales

I forget what doggerel I and Mick perpetrated ; I only know that we thought it fine , and that Mat and Ned applauded to the echo . Their effusions , on the contrary , are still green in my memory , and I here reproduce them for your ...

Author: Robert Bruce (of Wallelberdina, South Australia.)




Page: 172

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The Golden Pot and Other Tales

... any help for you disdain all my good advice and wish to throw yourself into the arms of my mortal enemy , the Abbate Chiari , who , let me tell you , has plunged you into your present misfortune by his vile deceitful doggerel .

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199552474

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Hoffmann is among the greatest and most popular of the German Romantics. This selection, while stressing the variety of his work, puts in the foreground those tales in which the real and the supernatural are brought into contact and conflict. The humour of these tales is a result of the incongruity of supernatural beings at large in an ostentatiously everyday world. They include The Golden Pot, recognized as Hoffmann's masterpiece by himself and posterity; its spine-chilling companion tale, The Sandman, which Offenbach drew on for his opera Tales of Hoffmann, and which Freud examines in his essay `The Uncanny'; two longer and more elaborate fantasies, set respectively in Germany and Italy; and the late story, My Cousin's Corner Window, which shows the powers of the imagination being applied to everyday urban life, and marks a transition in European literature generally from Romanticism to Realism. Ritchie Robertson's detailed introduction places the stories in their intellectual and historical context and explores their compelling narrative complexities.

The girls of the square and other tales

... felt she was distinguishing herself , turned one of her pages , that provoking poem broke into doggerel verse . ... scuffle amongst the papers failing to produce the more stately measured lines , she started off with the others .

Author: Eleanor Grace O'Reilly


ISBN: OXFORD:600058068

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 332

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