A Tale of a Walled Town: And Other Verses

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1921 - Prisoners' writings, American - 120 pages
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Page 107 - I'll be in Scotland afore ye; But me and my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks o
Page 127 - King the lead, i add a line to cap or match the first, its last word rhyming with the end of the former line. The success of a brilliant sally of wit was instantaneous, and such success is sweet. The song went merrily and the cup passed cheerily ._ This, they would have us understand, was the origin of the Limerick.
Page 7 - Number, by which his identification is lost to the world and becomes part of a system, and later his name, will be added to that list of " immortal unfortunates " who from Raleigh down through Christopher Smart and Oscar Wilde to the late " Prisoner of Pentonville," have brightened literary history by the expression of their fates in verse.
Page 44 - Give callow youth, and gallows-bird, And of the twain together stirred Is born then a monstrous third — As Frankenstein.
Page 8 - A Tale of a Walled Town" is as great a poem as either of the other two, but I do say, that nothing that I recall, ranks between them and the poem of B. 8266, and that behind the latter is a long descent to any similar accomplishment.
Page 16 - Lovelace's immortal declaration that Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage—- is eloquently applicable to this "modern prisoner...

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