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The Comet and Other Verses

Irving Sydney Dix

A few years ago, while recovering from an illness, I conceived the idea of writing some reminiscent lines on country life in the Wayne Highlands. And during the interval of a few days I produced some five hundred couplets,—a few good, some bad and many indifferent—and such speed would of necessity invite the indifferent. A portion of these lines were published in 1907. However, I had hoped to revise and republish them, with additions of the same type, at a later date as a souvenir volume of verses for those who spend the summer months among these hills—as well as for the home-fast inhabitants. But in substituting the following collection of verses I hope my judgment will be confirmed by those who chance to read these simple stanzas of one, who— "Loves not man the less, but Nature more From those our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be or have been before, To mingle with the Universe and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal." (Summary by Irving Sydney Dix)

A few years ago, while recovering from an illness, I conceived the idea of writing some reminiscent lines on country life in the Wayne Highlands. And during the interval of a few days I produced some five hundred couplets,—a few good, some bad and many indifferent—and such speed would of necessity invite the indifferent. A portion of these lines were published in 1907. However, I had hoped to revise and republish them, with additions of the same type, at a later date as a souvenir volume of verses for those who spend the summer months among these hills—as well as for the home-fast inhabitants. But in substituting the following collection of verses I hope my judgment will be confirmed by those who chance to read these simple stanzas of one, who— "Loves not man the less, but Nature more From those our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be or have been before, To mingle with the Universe and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal." (Summary by Irving Sydney Dix)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A few years ago, while recovering from an illness, I conceived the idea of writing some reminiscent lines on country life in the Wayne Highlands. And during the interval of a few days I produced some five hundred couplets,—a few good, some bad and many indifferent—and such speed would of necessity invite the indifferent. A portion of these lines were published in 1907. However, I had hoped to revise and republish them, with additions of the same type, at a later date as a souvenir volume of verses for those who spend the summer months among these hills—as well as for the home-fast inhabitants. But in substituting the following collection of verses I hope my judgment will be confirmed by those who chance to read these simple stanzas of one, who— "Loves not man the less, but Nature more From those our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be or have been before, To mingle with the Universe and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal." (Summary by Irving Sydney Dix)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:09