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Lyra Frivola

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Author: A. D. Godley
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,038 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 480
Added to site: 2006.03.03 13035
Genre: Poetry

rmitted to rot--as

it does--on Obscurity's shelf:
Thus the national hoard shall with profit be

stored (with a trifle of course for myself):
For lectures are dear in that fortunate

sphere, and are paid for at fabulous rates,--
All the gold of Klondike isn't anything like

to the sums that are made in the States!

[1. Transcriber's note: In the original book, the two characters preceding the exclamation mark are the Greek "Alpha" and "nu". They appear to be preceded by the Greek rough-breathing diacritical, making the three characters together rhyme with "Maine", two lines earlier.]


Said the Isis to the Cherwell in a tone of indignation,
"With a blush of conscious virtue your enormities I see: And I wish that a reversal of the laws of gravitation
Would prevent your vicious current from contaminating me! With your hedonists who grovel on a cushion with a novel
(Which is sure to sap the morals and the inte



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