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The one hoss shay and other poems

by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Published by Hurst in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25160000M
OCLC/WorldCa5467961

Get this from a library! The one-hoss shay: with its companion poems. [Oliver Wendell Holmes; Howard Pyle; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.),; H.O. Houghton & Company,; Houghton, Mifflin and Company,] -- Contains three poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes.   There are traces of age in the one-hoss shay, A general flavor of mild decay, But nothing local, as one may say. There could n't be, — for the Deacon's art Had made it so like in every part That there was n't a chance for one to start. For the wheels were just as strong as the thills, And the floor was just as strong as the sills.

Full text of "The one-hoss shay, with its companion poems" See other formats Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. The One Hoss Shay [With its Companion Poems How the Old Horse Won the Bet & The Broomstick Train] (Kindle Edition) Published August 14th Kindle Edition, pages.

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The One-Hoss Shay, the Chambered Nautilus, and Other Poems, Gay and Grave (Classic Reprint) [Oliver Wendell Holmes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from The One-Hoss Shay, the Chambered Nautilus, and Other Poems, Gay and Grave There is a practical lesson to be got out of the story.

Observation shows us in what point any particular mechan. One Hoss Shay and Other Poems Leather Bound – January 1, by Oliver W. Holmes (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Leather Bound "Please retry" $ — $ Leather Bound $ 2 Used from $ A fictional deacon crafts the titular wonderful one-hoss shay in such a logical Author: Oliver W.

Holmes. THE WONDERFUL “ONE-HOSS-SHAY” And Other Poems By Oliver Wendell Holmes (Reprinted from the Atlantic Monthly of September, ) With numerous original illustrations by Thomas McIlvaine Frederick A.

Stokes Company   The One Hoss Shay: With Its Companion Poems, How the Old Horse Won the Bet & the Broomstick Train (Classic Reprint) [Holmes, Oliver Wendell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The One Hoss Shay: With Its Companion Poems, How the Old Horse Won the Bet & the Broomstick Train (Classic Reprint)Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes.

The wonderful "One-hoss shay" (Reprinted from the Atlantic monthly of September, ) and other poems, with numerous original illustrations by C. Moore Smith () (Reprint) [Leatherbound] Holmes, Oliver Wendell, The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay, poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, published in his “Breakfast-Table” column in The Atlantic Monthly (September ).

Often interpreted as a satire on the breakdown of Calvinism in America, the poem concerns a “one-hoss shay” (i.e., one. The one-horse shay is an American adaptation, originating in Union, Maine, of the French chaise.

The one-horse shay is colloquially known in the US as a 'one-hoss shay'. A smaller and more lightly constructed version of the one-horse shay is called a chair or 'whiskey' because it can "whisk" around other carriages and pass them quickly.

“The One Hoss Shay” by Oliver Wendell Holmes () Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss-shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day, And then, of a sudden, it ah, but stay I ‘ll tell you what happened without delay, Scaring the.

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or, the Wonderful "One-hoss Shay": A Logical Story. by Oliver Wendell Holmes () Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day, And then, of a sudden, it — ah, but stay, I’ll tell you.

Often interpreted as a satire on the breakdown of Calvinism in America, the poem concerns a "one-hoss shay" (i.e., one-horse chaise) constructed logically and with all parts of equal strength by a New England deacon. Though it is meant to last forever, the vehicle spontaneously falls apart years after it was built." (BAL ).

"One-Hoss Shay". and Other Poems. pages. Fair to good condition with front hinge open but holding. Does show light soiling on the cover but cover is well held together.

Fairly small book Seller Rating: % positive. The Wonderful "One-Hoss-Shay", and Other Poems Contents: The deacon's masterpiece; or, the wonderful "one-hoss-shay" -- On lending a punch bowl -- The last leaf -- The star and the water-lily. Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: American poetry -- 19th century Category: Text.

The economic term "one hoss shay," referring to a certain model of depreciation, derives its name from this poem. "How the Old Horse Won the Bet" is a lighthearted look at a horse race.

Finally, "The Broomstick Train" is a wonderfully Halloween-y explanation of how an electric tram really works. One Hoss Shay and Other Poems Hardcover – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Manufacturer: H.M. Caldwell & Co. Title: One Hoss Shay and Other Poems Author: [Oliver Wendell] Holmes Description: No date (circa ). Gray cloth spine with gilt design; vellum-esque boards that have a marbled look, stamped in gilt and featuring a circular portrait of the author.

Many of Holmes's best poems appeared first in his "Breakfast Table" series. "The Deacon's Masterpiece, or the Wonderful One-Hoss Shay," "The Chambered Nautilus," and "The Living Temple" all may be found in The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table ().

Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy The One-hoss Shay, The Chambered Nautilus, and Other Poems, Gay and Grave; (Hardcover) at The One Hoss Shay, with Its Companion Poems book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. edition with pen and ink illustrati /5.

I returned the single-poem book (and thanks, Amazon, you refunded my money!) and started looking for a Kindle anthology that contains "The Deacon's Masterpiece, or the Wonderful One-Hoss Shay" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Here's the frustration: Many anthologies do not list a table of contents in the sample you can read by: 1. Holmes Poems Wonderful One-hoss Shay And Other Poems.

Shipped with USPS Media Mail. In decent shape with cleAn pages and binding is loose but holding well. See photos for Seller Rating: % positive.The one-horse shay is a light, covered, two-wheeled carriage for two persons, drawn by a Another version of the 'whiskey', known as a 'whisky', is constructed In the poem, a fictional deacon crafts the titular wonderful one-hoss shay in.

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