A Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender: Which Lasted One Night and One Day; with a History of the Pursuit of Earl Lavender and Lord Brumm by Mrs. Scamler and Maud Emblem

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Ward & Downey limited, 1895 - 290 pages
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Page iv - Though our eyes turn ever waveward, Where our sun is well-nigh set; Though our Century totters graveward, We may laugh a little yet. Oh! our age-end style perplexes All our elders' time has tamed; On our sleeves we wear our sexes, Our diseases, unashamed. Have we lost the mood romantic That was once our right by birth? Lo! the greenest girl is frantic With the woe of all the earth! 83 In the same issue with this swan song of the decadents appeared Will Rothenstein's portrait sketch of Davidson as...
Page 280 - I had a little husband, No bigger than my thumb ; I put him in a pint pot, And there I bid him drum. "I bought a little horse, That galloped up and down ; I bridled him, and saddled him, And sent him out of town. ' ' I gave him some garters, To garter up his hose, And a little handkerchief, To wipe his pretty nose.
Page iv - All our elders time has tamed; On our sleeves we wear our sexes, Our diseases unashamed. Have we lost the mood romantic That was once our right by birth? Lo! the greenest girl is frantic, With the woe of all the earth! But we know a British rumour, And we think it whispers well: "We would ventilate our humour In the very jaws of Hell.
Page 51 - THEN let us pray that come it may, As come it will, for a' that, That man to man, the warl' o'er, Shall brithers be for a' that." Infinite good and only good will come from this parliament. To all who have come from afar, we are profoundly and eternally indebted. Some of them represent civilization that was old when Romulus was founding Rome, whose philosophies and songs were ripe in wisdom and rich in rhythm before Homer sang...
Page 133 - he said. ' I was at first astonished, but I am now absorbed entirely by my love for you, and my desire to fulfil at once the intention of Evolution. If there be another ordeal, submit me to it without further delay, oh, fittest among women !' ' I am not the fittest among women, ' rejoined the lady, with some resentment.
Page 129 - Come,' she said, when she had covered her shoulders. He took the hand she offered, and they left the Whipping Room, moving in time to the music, which sounded from the apartment they were about to enter. On the threshold he looked back to see how it fared with Lord Brumm.
Page 279 - All the old creeds must be torn out though the heart of the world come with them. All art, all literature must begin over again. Religion must cease absolutely, and be for ever forgotten. Mark you, I do not mean only Christianity or religiosity, but I mean religion in the broadest sense in which the most advanced thinker may cling to it. For religion we must substitute Evolution.
Page 140 - Benvenuto, where I tasted a little macaroni after a railway journey of six hours. He, against whom I bear witness, seemed to me worthy of admission to the Underworld, and in accordance with our established custom, I brought him along with me; his comrade was apparently undetachable. Just now, as we passed through the Hall of Dancing, he ascended the steps of the gallery and cried aloud—I remember his exact words,— " Intention is another name for Evolution ; the great purpose that is in the universe.
Page 140 - Why, what have you done, my good Brumm?' asked Earl Lavender. ' Silence,' said the white-robed sage in a stern voice. Earl Lavender bowed in submission to the sage's decision, and he and Lord Brumm were placed at the bar. In reply to a sign from the white-robed sage, the Lady of the Veil, making a profound obeisance, addressed the court.
Page 10 - My second object is to find the fittest woman, and mate with her. This is a more complicated matter than you may think. It may seem to you a very simple thing to give the world proof of my supreme fitness, and then advertise in The Times for the fittest woman. It is really a simple plan, and might be very successful.

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