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The Battle Of Alma Mater The Battle Of Alma Mater

The Battle Of Alma Mater
IThe Temperance commissioners In awful conclave sat,Their noses into this to pokeTo poke them into that -In awful conclave sat they, And swore a solemn oath,That snuff should make no Briton sneeze,That smokers all to smoke should cease, They swore to conquer both.IIForth went a great Teetotaller, With pamphlet armed and pen,He travelled east, he travelled west, Tobacco to condemn.At length to Cantabrigia, To move her sons to shame,Foredoomed to chaff and insult, That gallant hero came.III'Tis Friday: to the Guildhall Come pouring in... Poems - Post by : ceejay - Date : February 2011 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1084

On The Italian Priesthood On The Italian Priesthood

On The Italian Priesthood
This an adaptation of the following epigram, which appeared in Giuseppe Giusti's RACCOLTA DI PROVERBI TOSCANI (Firenze, 1853)Con arte e con inganno si vive mezzo l'annoCon inganno e con arte si vive l'altra parte.In knavish art and gathering gearThey spend the one half of the year;In gathering gear and knavish artThey somehow spend the other part.(The end)Samuel Butler's poem: On The Italian Priesthood... Poems - Post by : petertaylor - Date : February 2011 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1470

Samuel Butler And The Simeonites Samuel Butler And The Simeonites

Samuel Butler And The Simeonites
The following article, which originally appeared in the CAMBRIDGE MAGAZINE, 1 March, 1913, is by Mr. A. T. Bartholomew, of the University Library, Cambridge, who has most kindly allowed me to include it in the present volume. Mr. Bartholomew's discovery of Samuel Butler's parody of the Simeonite tract throws a most interesting light upon a curious passage in THE WAY OF ALL FLESH, and it is a great pleasure to me to be able to give Butlerians the story of Mr. Bartholomew's "find" in his own words. Readers of Samuel Butler's remarkable story The Way of All Flesh will probably... Essays - Post by : Iceman - Date : February 2011 - Author : Samuel Butler - Read : 1891