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The Motley Muse Harry Graham

The Motley Muse

Harry Graham

Published March 9th 2012
ISBN : 9781475012361
Paperback
122 pages
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THE WORLD WE LAUGH IN! Sadness, once a favourite pose of poets, is no longer fashionable. Nowadays melancholy people are looked upon as depressing.-The Gentlewoman. Bygone bards in baleful ballads would betoken Worlds of wretchedness and globesMoreTHE WORLD WE LAUGH IN! Sadness, once a favourite pose of poets, is no longer fashionable. Nowadays melancholy people are looked upon as depressing.-The Gentlewoman. Bygone bards in baleful ballads would betoken Worlds of wretchedness and globes compact of gloom- Pensive poets of the past have sung or spoken Of the misery of mortals daily doom, Of the hearts that are as hard as something oaken, Of the blossoms that are blighted ere they bloom, Of the ease with which a lovers vows are broken, And the terrors of the tomb! Now no longer tis the minstrels mawkish fashion To narrate a tale of melancholy woe, Of some wight whose face was haggard, wan, and ashen, And who languished in the days of long ago, Who adored, with pure but unrequited passion, And a heart that was as soft as any dough, A divine but unsusceptible Circassian Who continued to say No!