Mater: An American Study in Comedy

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Macmillan, 1908 - 161 pages
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Page 94 - When the bough breaks the era-die will fall, And down will come ba-by, era -die and all. V)T& W '^B — Pi EEħ3z=S2=5r ^r*-fc m P v ir " Rock-a-bye, baby, in the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock ; When the bough breaks the cradle will fall. And down will come baby, cradle and all.
Page 22 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 47 - I cried; " I wreathe your brow with a laurel! Gloom and wisdom and right and pride Cast them aside, And kiss, and cure our quarrel. Never mind the moral! " Alas! with strange and saddened eyes He looked on me; and my mirth grew dafter, To feel the flush of his dark surprise; For the zest of love is laughter. Long ago, in the old moonlight, I lost my hero and lover; Strong and tender and stern and right, Never shall night Nor day his brow uncover. Ah, my heart, that is over!
Page 168 - ... first that Noyes has been one of the most hope-inspiring figures in our latter-day poetry. He, almost alone of the younger men, seems to have the true singing voice, the gift of uttering in authentic lyric cry some fresh, unspoiled emotion.
Page 168 - Cloth) decorated covers, i2mo, $1.25 net " Mr. Noyes is first of all a singer, then something of a seer with great love and high hopes, and aims to balance this rare combination. . . . Readers of gentle fibre will find this book not only full of rich imagery and refreshing interest, but also a wonderful passport to the dear child land Stevenson made so real and telling, and which most of us, having left it far behind, would so gladly regain.
Page 167 - The Outlook. MR. ALFRED AUSTIN'S latest book of verse The Door of Humility Mr. WH Mallock makes the publication of this poem, so similar in attempt to Tennyson's In Memoriam, the basis of an exceptionally interesting comparison of the two poets laureate, in which he declares that Mr. Austin " equals, and probably excels...
Page 165 - We remember no drama by any modern writer that at once seems so readable, no play that is so excellent in stage technique, so clear in characterization, and yet so completely filled with the atmosphere of romance and poetry.
Page 144 - MATER [With gentle reserve.] No, boy; you cannot speak it; for not even you ever heard that name he called me by, and I will never tell you. MICHAEL I stand here in his place and I will rebuke — MATER [With moved dignity."\ Your mother ! Not — his wife.
Page 167 - The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays by WB Yeats and Lady Gregory.
Page 166 - Percy MacKaye's Jeanne d'Arc contains less pageantry and more spirituality than any of the plays about the Maid that have been written since Schiller.

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