This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...I 'm stingy of experience! Life--It 's like this wood we leave. Should you and I Go wandering about there, though the gaps ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...I 'm stingy of experience! Life--It 's like this wood we leave. Should you and I Go wandering about there, though the gaps We went in and came out by were opposed 120 As the two poles, still, somehow, all the same, By nightfall we should probably have chanced On much the same main points of interest--Both of us measured girth of mossy trunk, Stript ivy from its strangled prey, clapped hands At squirrel, sent a fir-cone after crow, And so forth, --never mind what time betwixt. So in our lives; allow I entered mine Another way than you: 'tis possible I ended just by knocking head against 130 That plaguy low-hung branch yourself began By getting bump from; as at last you too May stumble o'er that stump which first of all Bade me walk circumspectly. Head and feet Are vulnerable both, and I, foot-sure, Forgot that ducking down saves brow from bruise. l, early old, played young man four years since And failed confoundedly: so, hate alike Failure and who caused failure, --curse her cant!" " Oh, I see! You, though somewhat past the prime, Were taken with a rosebud beauty! Ah--14l But how should chits distinguish? She admired Your marvel of a mind, I'll undertake! But as to body... nay, I mean... that is, When years have told on face and figure... " " Thanks, Mister Sufieiently-Inrtruetedl Such No doubt was bound to be the consequence To suit your self-complacency: she liked My head enough, but loved some heart beneath Some head with plenty of brown hair a-top 150 After my young friend's fashion! What becomes Of that fine speech you made a minute since About the man of middle age you found A formidable peer at twenty-one? So much for your mock-modesty! and yet I back your first against this...Read Less
Illustration on Frontispiece. VERY GOOD. NO DUST JACKET. 4'' By 6" Maroon cloth over flexible boards wtih elaborate gilt down spine strip and gilt decoration with author's name at center of front cover; top edge gilt; from the author's revised text; small decorative bookseller label from era on rear fixed endpaper; owner's name on front endpaper; pages crisp and clean; binding tight.
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