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Nothing To Eat - Merdle the Banker Nothing To Eat - Merdle the Banker

Nothing To Eat - Merdle the Banker
Now Merdle this day having toss'd with his hornsThe bears that were pulling so hard at the stocks,And gored every bull that was treading his corns,Had lined all his pockets with "plenty of rocks,"And home now was driving at "two forty" speed,Where dinner was waiting--"a jolly good feed."Himself feeling happy, he knew by my looks,A case full of sadness and deep destitutionWas present in person, not read of in books,Appealing in pity for an alms institution.... Poems - Post by : Laurence_Baker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 2319

Nothing To Eat - The Proof--the Queen of Fashion Nothing To Eat - The Proof--the Queen of Fashion

Nothing To Eat - The Proof--the Queen of Fashion
The point I advance, if it need confirmation,I'll prove by a witness that few will dispute,A pink of perfection and truth in the naionWhere fashion and folly are all of a suit.'Tis "Merdle the banker"--or rather his wife,Whose fashion, religion, or music, or dress,Is followed, consulted, by many through life,As pilots are followed by ships in distress;For money's a pilot, a master, a king,Which men follow blindly through quicksands and shoals,Where pilots their ships in a moment might flingTo destruction the vessel and cargo and souls.'Twas money made Kitty of fashion the queen,And fortune oft lends queens the scepter;So fortune and... Poems - Post by : daniel4life - Date : May 2012 - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 3009

Nothing To Eat - The Argument Nothing To Eat - The Argument

Nothing To Eat - The Argument
THOUGH famine prevails not at all in the city;Though none of starvation have died in the street;Yet many there are now exciting our pity,Who're daily complaining of nothing to eat.The every-day cry and the every-day fare,That's every day heard where the Livewells are dining,Is nothing to eat, or else nothing to wear,Which naked and starving rich Merdles are whining.There's Kitty Malone--Mrs. Merdle 'tis now--Was ever on earth here before such a sinner;Protesting, excusing and swearing a vow,She'd nothing worth eating to give us for dinner.Why Kitty, if starving for want of a meal,And had'nt a cent in the world to buy... Poems - Post by : daniel4life - Date : May 2012 - Author : Horatio Alger - Read : 3294

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 8: The Great World Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 8: The Great World

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 8: The Great World
CANTO THE EIGHTH: The GREAT WORLD'Fare thee well, and if for ever,Still for ever fare thee well.'--ByronCanto the Eighth(St. Petersburg, Boldino, Tsarskoe Selo, 1880-1881)IIn the Lyceum's noiseless shadeAs in a garden when I grew,I Apuleius gladly readBut would not look at Cicero.'Twas then in valleys lone, remote,In spring-time, heard the cygnet's noteBy waters shining tranquilly,That first the Muse appeared to me.Into the study of the boyThere came a sudden flash of light,The Muse revealed her first delight,Sang childhood's pastimes and its joy,Glory with which our history teemsAnd the heart's agitated dreams.IIAnd the world met her smilingly,A first success light pinions gave,The... Poems - Post by : surfnet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - Read : 2925

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 7: Moscow Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 7: Moscow

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 7: Moscow
CANTO THE SEVENTH: MOSCOWMoscow, Russia's darling daughter,Where thine equal shall we find?' DmitrieffWho can help loving mother Moscow? Baratynski (Feasts)A journey to Moscow! To see the world!Where better? Where man is not.... Poems - Post by : surfnet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - Read : 2991

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 6: The Duel Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 6: The Duel

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 6: The Duel
CANTO THE SIXTH: THE DUEL'La, sotto giorni nubilosi e brevi,Nasce una gente a cui 'l morir non duole.' PetrarchCanto The Sixth(Mikhailovskoe, 1826: the two final stanzas were, however, written at Moscow.)IHaving remarked Vladimir's flight,Oneguine, bored to death again,By Olga stood, dejected quiteAnd satisfied with vengeance ta'en.Olga began to long likewiseFor Lenski, sought him with her eyes,And endless the cotillon seemedAs if some troubled dream she dreamed.'Tis done.... Poems - Post by : surfnet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - Read : 2378

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 5: The Fete Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 5: The Fete

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 5: The Fete
CANTO THE FIFTH: The FETE'Oh, do not dream these fearful dreams, O my Svetlana.'--JoukovskiCanto The Fifth(Note: Mikhailovskoe, 1825-6)IThat year the autumn season lateKept lingering on as loath to go,All Nature winter seemed to await,Till January fell no snow--The third at night. Tattiana wakesBetimes, and sees, when morning breaks,Park, garden, palings, yard belowAnd roofs near morn blanched o'er with snow;Upon the windows tracery,The trees in silvery array,Down in the courtyard magpies gay,And the far mountains daintilyO'erspread with Winter's carpet bright,All so distinct, and all so white!IIWinter! The peasant blithely goesTo labour in his sledge forgot,His pony sniffing the fresh snowsJust... Poems - Post by : surfnet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - Read : 1553

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 4: Rural Life Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 4: Rural Life

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 4: Rural Life
CANTO THE FOURTH: RURAL LIFE'La Morale est dans la nature des choses.'--NeckerCanto The Fourth(Mikhailovskoe, 1825)ITHE less we love a lady fairThe easier 'tis to gain her grace,And the more surely we ensnareHer in the pitfalls which we place.Time was when cold seduction stroveTo swagger as the art of love,Everywhere trumpeting its feats,Not seeking love but sensual sweets.But this amusement delicateWas worthy of that old baboon,Our fathers used to dote upon;The Lovelaces are out of date,Their glory with their heels of redAnd long perukes hath vanished.IIFor who imposture can endure,A constant harping on one tune,Serious endeavours to assureWhat everybody long has known;Ever... Poems - Post by : surfnet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - Read : 1609

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 3: The Country Damsel Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 3: The Country Damsel

Eugene Oneguine (onegin): A Romance Of Russian Life In Verse - Canto 3: The Country Damsel
CANTO THE THIRD: THE COUNTRY DAMSEL'Elle etait fille, elle etait amoureuse'--MalfilatreCanto The Third(Note: Odessa and Mikhailovskoe, 1824.)I"Whither away? Deuce take the bard!"--"Good-bye, Oneguine, I must go."--"I won't detain you; but 'tis hardTo guess how you the eve pull through."--"At Larina's."--"Hem, that is queer!Pray is it not a tough affairThus to assassinate the eve?"--"Not at all."--"That I can't conceive!'Tis something of this sort I deem.In the first place, say, am I right?A Russian household simple quite,Who welcome guests with zeal extreme,Preserves and an eternal prattleAbout the rain and flax and cattle."--II"No misery I see in that"--"Boredom, my friend, behold the ill--""Your fashionable... Poems - Post by : surfnet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - Read : 2988

They Said We'd Never Make It They Said We'd Never Make It

They Said We'd Never Make It
They said we'd never make it,But now we've come this far.Today we celebrate our loveAnd honor who we are. We had a hard beginning,Adults before our time.But growing up together madeOur deepest roots entwine. You are my life, my love, my hope,My friend, my world, my song,The mirror of my unseen heart,The place where I belong. And as our one life passes,Through love we live for two:A cornucopia of joyThat we this day renew.... Poems - Post by : 48630 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1613

Your Wedding Is A Morning And An Evening Your Wedding Is A Morning And An Evening

Your Wedding Is A Morning And An Evening
Your wedding is a morning and an evening:Just as the sun rises on your love,Halfway round the table it will setUpon the fields and faces you have known.So life turns, and so our fond rejoicingHas always the sweet pungency of time.We come and go within a tidal longingThat sweeps our hearts beyond what we can be.So beautiful a moment is forever!We are in awe, and know not what it means.Time parts around the rock of celebrationOn which we stand to wish you joy and love.... Poems - Post by : chocolot - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 888

Your Presence Is Requested Your Presence Is Requested

Your Presence Is Requested
Your presence is requested atA moment of transcendence.The mystery of two as oneRequires your attendance.You will witness something moreThan ordinary life:The transformation of two soulsInto a man and wife.... Poems - Post by : jimmorris - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3789

You Finally Found Each Other You Finally Found Each Other

You Finally Found Each Other
You finally found each other afterSearching hard for love.In this uncertain world you've comeTo one you're certain of.How can you know the someone whomYou'll cherish throughout life?What indices identifyA husband or a wife?Sometimes there's a gravity:Sudden, fierce, obsessed;As if you're falling towards some star,By its strong pull possessed.Or sometimes there's a childhood senseOf unselfconscious graceSustained within the safety zoneOf unprovoked embrace.Sometimes there's the terror ofThe searing pain of grief,As if the loss of love were death:Sheer scream without relief.Or there's a sense of lovelinessToo precious to be lost:A gift of all that makes life good,Beyond constraint or cost.Whatever signs you read,... Poems - Post by : Edo_Rajh - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2189

You Are The Mirror Of My Past You Are The Mirror Of My Past

You Are The Mirror Of My Past
You are the mirror of my past,The future of my dreams,The hope for what in life may last,The jewel that time redeems. You are yourself, of course, no less,But also you are mine,The light of all my treasured days,The gift for which I pine. Long may we this closeness share,This place where memories play,And if our friendship needs repair,May love reveal the way. And now that you're to be a wifeWith loves and passions new,May you find in your sweet lifeThe joy I have in you.... Poems - Post by : Amber_Jalink - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2999

Today Is The Wedding Today Is The Wedding

Today Is The Wedding
Today is the weddingOf more than just two.We always do somethingFar more than we do. Today is the birthOf a new family:One that will fashionThe one I will be. And so as we welcomeA new man and wife,I welcome a father*Whose love changed my life. I welcome a futureTogether as three:My mother and fatherUnited with me. *Feel free to change to "mother."... Poems - Post by : advance1 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 922

This Is The Second Marriage For Us Both This Is The Second Marriage For Us Both

This Is The Second Marriage For Us Both
This is a second marriage for us both,And yet we are the soul mates of our lives.Sometimes it's a while till love arrives,Though we may watch it sail along the coast.Sometimes we fail to understand that painCan be a journey to a sunlit shore.We never know what suffering is for,Or when we lose, what treasures we might gain.And so I'm grateful now that I am freeTo join my life with yours. I would not changeOne moment of my past, or rearrangeThe shining chain that brings your love to me.... Poems - Post by : twoelfling - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1967

Love Can Be Like Lightning Love Can Be Like Lightning

Love Can Be Like Lightning
Love can be like lightning: all of a suddenElectric shock goes tingling to the toes.In some, however, it can come quite slowly,Spilling over sandbags as it grows. However love first shows itself, a marriageAlters all its labyrinthine ways:Seismic shifts deep down restructure mountains;Homes jiggle as some expectation sways. All you have and are is now together.Love shapes not just your feelings but your lives.Each must choose each day to love the other,Needing more than life what love decides.... Poems - Post by : Chris_Owen - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2118

I Wish My Grandmother Were Here With Us I Wish My Grandmother Were Here With Us

I Wish My Grandmother Were Here With Us
I wish my grandmother were here with usTo see and celebrate this happy day.I have her in the center of my heartJust like this special rose in my bouquet.Whoever catches this, please pass it onTo someone who is part of all you see,To someone who has sculpted you with love,Who means as much to you, as she to me.... Poems - Post by : Pauley - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3646

Hold My Hand And I'm 
yours Hold My Hand And I'm yours

Hold My Hand And I'm 
yours
Hold my hand and I'm yours,And your heart will stay close to mine,For I know the sun must rise with the dawn,And at night the stars must shine. And the wind must wander the oceanAnd sing with the waves of the sea;Just so, I know, I'll be by your side,And you will be wedded to me. And you will be wedded to me,... Poems - Post by : freemanSmith - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1521

Here's To Chey And Corey Here's To Chey And Corey

Here's To Chey And Corey
Here's to Chey and Cory!*To a long and happy lifeIn an Eden of their makingAs a husband and a wife. Here's to Chey and Cory!To the passion and the willThat has brought them here together:May it long sustain them still! Here's to Chey and Cory!And to Adria - all three!And to the grace and courageThat creates a family. May they love each otherWith a love that binds them fastTo the things in life that matterAnd the ecstasies that last. *Please feel free to change these names and to cut the third verse, if appropriate.... Poems - Post by : 57941 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3387