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             Literary Department.                       385


               Literary.




                         SOME AUTHORS.
  The most cheerful author-Samuel Smiles.
  The noisiest author--owells.
  The tallest author--Longfellow.
  The most flowery author-Hawthorne.
  The holiest author-Pope.
  The happiest man-Gay.
  The most amusing author--Thomas Tickell.
  The most fiery author-Burns.
  The most talkative author--Chatterton.
  The most distressed author--Akenside.


                 NOTHING IF NOT REALISTIC.
  The russet sparrow sat on the roof and blinked at the setting sun.
Afar down the alley a lone ragman drove his chariot slowly along and
chanted his plaintive lay. The wind moaned through the chimney
pots, the red sun looked dimly down through the smoke and the russet
sparrow sat on the roof and blinked at the setting sun, says London
Answers.
  The russet sparrow sat on the roof and blinked at the setting sun.
Sadly the stray policeman in the gray distance swiped an orange from
the barrow of a passing coster and peeled it with a grimy hand. He
was thinking, thinking. And the dead leaves still choked the tin spout
above the rainwater barrel in the back yard.
  The russet sparrow sat on the roof and blinked at the setting sun
Adown the gutters in the lonely street ran murky puddles on their
long, long journey toward the distant sea. Borne on the wings of the
sluggish breeze came a far-off murmur of vagrant dogs in fierce con-
tention and life was hollow mockery to the homeless cat.
 And the russet sparrow sat on the roof and blinked at the setting sun.




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 17, Num. 4

Literary Department

Volume:  17
Issue Number:  04
Page Number:  385
Date:  04/1901


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