Underwoods

By Robert Louis

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...Transcribed from the 1989 Chatto & Windus edition by David Price, email
ccx074@pglaf





...

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...rarely;
rarely still, the clergyman; the physician almost as a rule. He is the
flower (such...

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...is not fool enough to be
ungrateful?

...

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...to my age and have in me the stuff of a reformer, I
have used modification...

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... I. ENVOY—Go, little book ...

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... XI. TO WILL. H. LOW—Youth now flees...

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... XXI. REQUIEM—Under the wide and starry...

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...bed was made ...

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... 85
...

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... foreign pairt I’ve been
...

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...sure there’s nothing at the end.

Then follow you, wherever hie
...

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...half afraid,
Now meet along the hazel’d brook
To pass and...

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... And when snow-bright the moor expands,
How shall your children clap their...

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... Thy most long-suffering master, bring
In April, when the linnets sing
...

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...tears,
The deeds of heroes and the crimes of kings
Dispart...

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... Still with gray hair we stumble on,
Till, behold, the vision...

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...fancies fled away
On a Venetian holiday.

Now, thanks to your...

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...Helicon.



XV—ET TU IN ARCADIA VIXISTI


...

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...godheads, ever young
And ever quiring, on the mountains old.

What...

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... Cold falls the imprisoned daylight; fell disease
By each lean pallet squats,...

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...Comes (best of all) himself—our welcome James.



XVIII—THE MIRROR SPEAKS


WHERE the bells peal...

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...and thorns you bring with you!



XXI—REQUIEM


UNDER the wide and starry sky,
...

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...uproar and the press
About my human business!
My undissuaded heart...

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...tranquil breath,
The unsought volunteers of death,
Our cheerful General on...

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... IT is not yours, O mother, to complain,
Not, mother, yours to...

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... Nothing is here that means you ill—
Nothing but lamps the...

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...obscure, since thou and thine are there,
And bright on the lone isle,...

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...have the air of saying grace
While I defile the...

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...I, on the lintel of this cot, inscribe
The name of a strong...

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...my strongest throes
And the rough world’s besieging blows
Not break...

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... exceptions, as heather = heather,
...

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... much as in English, Heaven guide
...

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...May find an’ read me, an’ be sair
...

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...trees,
A bonny bit,
Atween...

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...heid—
I wadnae gi’en a chucky-stane
...

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...denty band
Her gaucy standart.

...

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...An’ through the simmer kintry tells
Its...

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... The day that this is.

And aye an’...

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... The quick an’ deid.

But noo the bell...

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...bonny creed!
What mair would ony Christian need?—
The braw words...

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...wife says I—
The reason o’ the cause an’ the wherefore o’ the...

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...made for neither me nor you;
It’s just a place to warstle through,
...

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...the guid they tak;
They ca’ a gray thing gray, no black;
...

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...wyled wi’ meat
Wi’ a gentleman like me.

...

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... Deith to a body.

Aft whan I sat an’ made...

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...preach in:
Preceese and in the chief o’ ways
...

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... Ding to destruction.

Up, Niven, or ower late—an’...

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...a’ the bonny U.P. kirks!
But maistly thee, the bluid o’ Scots,
...

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...deservin’ ’t—
They micht hae named your humble servant.

The kirk...

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...fear on a’ were shed,
An’ the hair rose, an’ slumber fled,
...

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... Has wandered wide.

I mind me on the hoastin’ weans—
...

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... Let be a man!—
My conscience! whan my han’s were fu’,
...

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... Should flourish and deleever fair
...

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...In Hell a bogle Hercules,
Pit there the lesser deid to please,
...