Famous Poems from Bygone Days

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Martin Gardner
Courier Corporation, 1995 M01 1 - 177 páginas
Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody’s Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.

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T E Brown was headmaster at the Crypt school Gloucester where William Ernest Henley was a pupil. and was no doubt influenced greatly
Henley became Englands most patriotic poet , in recent years his
poem "Invictus" has come to prominence.
Written when he was in hospital in Edinburgh trying to save his remaining leg from tuberculocis.
It shows triumph over adversity as his leg was saved.
His close friend Robert Louis Stevenson admitted that he based long John Silver on his burly one legged friend Henley.
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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
1
THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH
6
ANONYMOUS
7
MABEL DOW NORTHAM BRINE
13
THOMAS EDWARD BROWN
15
ROBERT BROWNING
16
JOHN WILLIAM BURGON
17
JOHN BURROUGHS
18
MARY BOTHAM HOWITT
96
LEIGH HUNT
98
COATES KINNEY
99
WILLIAM KNOX
101
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
103
JOHN LUCKEY McCREERY
106
JOHN BOYLE OREILLY
110
EDWARD E TED PARAMORE JR
111

WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER
20
WILLIAM McKENDREE CARLETON
29
JULIA A FLETCHER CARNEY
35
WILLIAM HERBERT CARRUTH
37
PHILA HENRIETTA CASE
38
RUTH CHESTERFIELD
40
LYDIA MARIA FRANCIS CHILD
41
SARAH NORCLIFFE CLEGHORN
44
EDMUND VANCE COOKE
45
HUGH ANTOINE dARCY
46
MARIE RAVENAL DE LA COSTE
50
SARAH DOUDNEY
52
THOMAS DUNN ENGLISH
55
JAMES THOMAS FIELDS
58
FRANCIS MILES FINCH
61
WILLIAM WESCOTT FINK
66
HARRIET A GLAZEBROOK
68
HOMER GREENE
71
BRET HARTE
73
JOHN MILTON HAY
85
J MILTON HAYES
87
GEORGE HOEY
90
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
93
THOMAS HOOD
95
SAMUEL MINTURN PECK
116
NORA PERRY
117
EDGAR ALLAN POE
118
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
119
EPES SARGENT
123
JOHN GODFREY SAXE
124
ROBERT SERVICE
127
EDWARD ROWLAND SILL
129
ARABELLA EUGENIE SMITH
132
FRANK LEBBY STANTON
134
GEORGE WASHINGTON STEVENS
135
WILLIAM LEROY STIDGER
137
CARLYLE FAHLSWORTH STRAUB
138
JANE TAYLOR
141
CHARLES HANSON TOWNE
143
JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE
144
HENRY VAN DYKE
151
WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE
153
JOHN WHITAKER WATSON
154
EDWARD JEWITT WHEELER
159
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
161
REVEREND CHARLES WOLFE
166
HENRY CLAY WORK
168
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Martin Gardner was a renowned author who published over 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. He also had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles. Well known for his mathematical games column in Scientific American and his "Trick of the Month" in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner attracted a loyal following with his intelligence, wit, and imagination.

Martin Gardner: A Remembrance
The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, and Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementary Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demanding The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings, which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.

To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which — despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution — continues to be operative today.

In the Author's Own Words:
"Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."

"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" — Martin Gardner

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