Sagittulae, Random Verses

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Sagittulae, Random Verses  (1880) 
by Edward Woodley Bowling
This collection of poems was first published in 1885, digitised by Project Gutenberg

SAGITTULAE,

RANDOM VERSES


BY

E. W. BOWLING,


RECTOR OF HOUGHTON CONQUEST, AND
LATE FELLOW OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.


Si dulce est desipere in loco,
ignosce nostro, blande lector, ioco.



LONDON:

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

CAMBRIDGE: W. METCALFE & SON, TRINITY STREET.

1885.



PREFACE.

A very few of the following pieces appeared in "Punch," during the Consulship of Plancus. The rest have been written by me during the past twenty-five years, under the signature of "Arculus," for "The Eagle," the Magazine of St. John's College, Cambridge. I hope their reappearance will be welcome to a few of my old College friends.

The general reader will probably think that some apology is due to him from me for publishing verses of so crude and trivial a character.

I can only say that the smallest of bows should sometimes be unstrung, and that if my little arrows are flimsy and light they will, I trust, wound no one.

E. W. BOWLING.



CONTENTS[edit]

  1. The Battle of the Pons Trium Trojanorum
  2. Julia
  3. Clio Fatidica
  4. Athetes and Aesthesis
  5. A Vision
  6. A May Term Memory
  7. The May Term
  8. A Tragedy of the 19th Century
  9. "Nunc Te Bacche Canam"
  10. A Romance in Real (Academic) Life
  11. The Senior Fellow
  12. A Valentine
  13. A Curate's complaint
  14. Tempora Mutantur
  15. Simplex Munditiis
  16. Turgidus Alpinus
  17. The Alpine Club Man
  18. The Modern Climber
  19. The Climber's Dream
  20. The Beaconsfield Alphabet
  21. The Gladstone Alphabet
  22. Solitude in September
  23. Meditations of a Classical Man on a mathematical paper during a late fellowship examination
  24. The Lady Margaret 5th Boat (May, 1863)
  25. In Camum
  26. Father Camus
  27. In memoriam G. A. P.
  28. Granta Victrix
  29. The Great Boat Race
  30. Lines by a Cambridge Ancient Mariner
  31. The sorrows of Father Cam
  32. The coming boat race
  33. A Ballad
  34. An April Squall
  35. Bedfordshire Ballad I
  36. Bedfordshire Ballad II
  37. Bedfordshire Ballad III
  38. Bedfordshire Ballad IV


[Transcriber's note: The poems "In Camus" and "Father Camus" appear to be the same poem, the former in Latin; the latter in English. In the original book, they are printed on facing pairs of pages, the left-hand page Latin, the right-hand page English. In this e-text, each poem is together, and are in the same order as shown in the Table of Contents.]


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.