Treasure Island

Andrew Lang

(31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912 / Selkirk, Scotland)

Quotations

  • ''If the wild bowler thinks he bowls,
    Or if the batsman thinks he's bowled,
    They know not, poor misguided souls,
    They, too, shall perish unconsoled.''
    Andrew Lang (1844-1912), British poet. Brahma (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''bowler and the ball,
    The umpire, the pavilion cat,
    The roller, pitch, and stumps, and all.''
    Andrew Lang (1844-1912), British poet. Brahma (l. 6-8). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
  • ''He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.''
    Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish author. Quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, Alan L. Mackay (1977).
  • ''So gladly, from the songs of modern speech
    Men turn, and see the stars, and feel the free
    Shrill wind beyond the close of heavy flowers,
    And through the music of the languid hours,
    They hear like ocean on a western beach
    The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.''
    Andrew Lang (1844-1912), British poet. The Odyssey (l. 9-14). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.

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San Terenzo

MID April seemed like some November day,
When through the glassy waters, dull as lead,
Our boat, like shadowy barques that bear the dead,
Slipped down the long shores of the Spezian bay,
Rounded a point,—and San Terenzo lay
Before us, that gay village, yellow and red,
The roof that covered Shelley’s homeless head,—
His house, a place deserted, bleak and gray.
The waves broke on the doorstep; fishermen

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