Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI

February, 1847. Vol. LXI.

Cover image for

Download


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1847
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,657 / 282 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 460
Added to site: 2006.04.29
mnybks.net#: 13525
Genre: Periodical
Excerpt

card-tables are set, you must not play For ought beyond the value of one shilling: This is my firm decree, although you may, As ladies mostly are, be very willing. I bid you cease, for into debt 't will run ye, Do you no good, but spend your husband's money.

Husbands are fools who let their wives do so,-- I scarce can pity when I see them ruin'd. For when they squander all, they ought to know, Destruction is a consequence pursuant. When each has turn'd his home into a sad-house, He then finds out that he deserves a mad-house.

I do denounce, in all the songs you sing, The words, sweet, lovely, dear angelic charmer, Flames, darts, sighs, wishes, hopes,--they only bring Thoughts to a lady which perchance may harm her. You therefore must consider as ironic Every expression which is not Platonic.

The whole poem is written in a droll, satirical strain, and shows a great familiarity with the topics of ancient and modern literature.

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Guy Sigley
When Guy Sigley isn't running around in his full-time job as a small business manager (a.k.a. stay-at-home dad), he writes stories about a guy called Barney. As our author of the day, we chat to Sigley about his book, how much he has in common with Barney and what it takes to write successful comedy.
Read full interview...