Ballads of a Bohemian

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,432 / 116 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.2
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,115
mnybks.net#: 6226
Genres: Poetry, Audiobook
Excerpt

re! my pipe is out. Let me light it again and consider. I have no illusions about myself. I am not fool enough to think I am a poet, but I have a knack of rhyme and I love to make verses.
Mine is a tootling, tin-whistle music. Humbly and afar I follow in the footsteps of Praed and Lampson, of Field and Riley, hoping that in time my Muse may bring me bread and butter. So far, however, it has been all kicks and no coppers. And to-night I am at the end of my tether. I wish I knew where to-morrow's breakfast was coming from.
Well, since rhyming's been my ruin, let me rhyme to the bitter end.

It Is Later Than You Think

Lone amid the cafe's cheer,
Sad of heart am I to-night;
Dolefully I drink my beer,
But no single line I write.
There's the wretched rent to pay,
Yet I glower at pen and ink:
Oh, inspire me, Muse, I pray,
~It is later than you think!~

Hello! there's a pregnant phrase.
Bravo! let me write it down;
Hold it with a hopeful gaze,
Gauge i

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
by Thomas Nathaniel Orchard
Jerusalem Delivered
by Torquato Tasso
Cross Roads
by Margaret E. Sangster
Spirits in Bondage
by C.S. Lewis and Clive Hamilton

See more popular titles from this genre.