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Forty Singing Seamen and Other Poems (1907)

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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1906)
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Ellen
Feb 19, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tremendous collection from one of my favorite poets, Alfred Noyes. Lively and rollicking and sometimes rather odd -- but Noyes was a master. MacKinstry's illustrations are gorgeous (as long as you skip the mermaids, ahem).

This volume contains the following poems:
- Forty Singing Seamen
- The Highwayman
- Bacchus and The Pirates
- The Admiral's Ghost
- The Tramp Transfigured
- Black Bill's Honeymoon


... with The Highwayman being hands-down the best, of course.
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Alfred Noyes was the son of Alfred and Amelia Adams Noyes. His father was a teacher and taught Latin and Greek and in Aberystwyth, Wales. In 1898, Alfred attended Exeter College in Oxford. Though he failed to earn a degree, the young poet published his first collection of poetry, The Loom of Years, in 1902.

Between 1903 and 1908, Noyes published five volumes of poetry including The Forest of Wild T
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