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Cobwebs from a Library Corner

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,154 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 920
Added to site: 2008.12.15 22876
Genre: Poetry

These verses of Mr. Bangs's have appeared from time to time in the various Harper Periodicals, and elsewhere.

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okish taste,"

Expended on a flimsy, whimsey tale,
Put out to catch a whimsey, flimsy sale.
I'd choose my Omar print on grocer's wraps
Before the vellum books of "bookish" chaps.


MY epic verse, my pet production, which I deemed
Sufficient to advance me to the highest peak
Of difficult Parnassus, goal of which I've dreamed
For many a weary year, came back to me last week.
The Editor I cursed, that he should stand between
My dear ambition and my scarcely dearer self;
Whose unappreciation forced to blush unseen
My one dear book, to gather dust upon my shelf.
That night in sleep an Angel fair came to my side,
And in her hand she held a scroll; in lines of flame
The name of him I'd cursed was writ; and when I cried,
"What portent this?" the rare celestial dame

"Read here, O Ingrate base, the name of him thou'st cursed. The very man of all men who should be the first
Thy love and lasti



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