Ernest Rhys

 

 

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          At the Rhymers' Club
                    The Toast

 

5   Set fools unto their folly!
    Our folly is pure wit,
As 'twere the Muse turned jolly:
For poets' melancholy, –
    We will not think of it.
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As once Rare Ben and Herrick
    Set older Fleet Street mad,
With wit not esoteric,
And laughter that was lyric,
    And roystering rhymes and glad:
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    As they, we drink defiance
To-night to all but Rhyme,
And most of all to Science,
And all such skins of lions
    That hide the ass of time.
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    [2] To-night, to rhyme as they did
Were well, – ah, were it ours,
Who find the Muse degraded,
And changed, I fear, and faded,
    Her laurel crown and flowers.
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Ah rhymers, for that sorrow
    The more o'ertakes delight,
The more this madness borrow: –
If care be king to-morrow,
    To toast Queen Rhyme to-night.

 

 

 

 

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The Book of the Rhymers' Club.
London: Elkin Mathews 1892, S. 1-2.

URL: https://archive.org/details/bookofrhymersclu00rhym
URL: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007691868

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Alford, Norman: The Rhymers' Club. Poets of the Tragic Generation. New York 1994.

Brandmeyer, Rudolf: Poetologische Lyrik. In: Handbuch Lyrik. Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. Hrsg. von Dieter Lamping. 2. Aufl. Stuttgart 2016, S. 164-168.

Frankel, Nicholas: "A Wreath for the Brows of Time": The Books of the Rhymers' Club as Material Texts. In: The Fin-de-Siècle Poem. English Literary Culture and the 1890s. Hrsg. von Joseph Bristow. Athens 2005, S. 131-157.

Gardiner, Bruce: The Rhymers' Club. A Social and Intellectual History. New York u.a. 1988.

Marcus, Laura u.a. (Hrsg.): Late Victorian into Modern. Oxford 2016.

O'Neill, Michael (Hrsg.): The Cambridge History of English Poetry. Cambridge u.a. 2010.

Thacker, Andrew: London: Rhymers, Imagists, and Vorticists. In: The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms. Hrsg. von Peter Brooker u.a. Oxford 2010, S. 687-705.

 

 

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