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Ben Nevis: A Dialogue

Rating: 2.7
There was one Mrs. Cameron of 50 years of age and the fattest woman in all Inverness-shire who got up this Mountain some few years ago -- true she had her servants -- but then she had her self. She ought to have hired Sisyphus, -- 'Up the high hill he heaves a huge round -- Mrs. Cameron.' 'Tis said a little conversation took place between the mountain and the Lady. After taking a glass of W[h]iskey as she was tolerably seated at ease she thus began --

Mrs. C.
Upon my Life Sir Nevis I am pique'd
That I have so far panted tugg'd and reek'd
To do an honour to your old bald pate
And now am sitting on you just to bate,
Without your paying me one compliment.
Alas 'tis so with all, when our intent
Is plain, and in the eye of all Mankind
We fair ones show a preference, too blind!
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Unnikrishnan E S 25 December 2018
Wonderful narrative poem. The dialogue between the lady and her mount are exquisitely warm and cheering. How she mounts him! And he quakes! Who will not! ! And the concluding words-comment by the poet- is the icing on the cake.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 28 September 2017
The moment then - for then will Red Crag rub His flinty back - and I shall kiss and snub And press my dainty morsel to my breast. Great moment. Great poet.
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* Sunprincess * 06 September 2014
.........very nicely written...
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Nancy Oyula 11 June 2014
How Keats wrote, awesome..
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Matt Mooney 11 January 2014
Talking to a mountain and it's even better when it's a two way conversation.
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Irule Not Telling 19 April 2010
good, funny, but too long
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