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The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor   By: (1876-)

The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor by Helen Rowland

"The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor" by Helen Rowland is a witty and thought-provoking exploration of love, relationships, and the joys and perils of singlehood. In this enchanting collection of humorous yet insightful verses, Rowland offers a refreshing perspective on the romantic experiences of a self-proclaimed bachelor.

Through her masterful use of poetic form, Rowland takes the reader on a journey through the mind of a bachelor navigating the complexities of modern society. With clever wordplay and clever rhymes, she effortlessly captures the essence of the bachelor's lifestyle, shedding light on the dilemmas and joys he encounters.

Rowland's keen observations and sharp wit create a delightful reading experience, as she tackles common stereotypes and societal expectations with a humorous and satirical edge. Her ability to find humor in the everyday challenges of love and relationships is both relatable and entertaining.

Furthermore, Rowland's work delves deeper into the complexities of human nature and the multifaceted facets of romantic love. She examines the eternal struggle between passion and reason, the fear of commitment, and the longing for independence. Her verses explore the universality of these themes, resonating with readers from all walks of life.

What sets "The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor" apart is Rowland's talent for blending lighthearted humor with profound insights. She addresses serious subjects with a playful tone, making the reader pause and reflect amidst the laughter. This balance keeps the book engaging and compelling, ensuring a constant desire to turn the page and discover what she will tackle next.

While the book primarily focuses on the bachelor's perspective, it also offers valuable insights for those in relationships. Rowland's witty and often exaggerated portrayals of dating, courtship, and marriage provide a unique lens through which readers can examine their own experiences and perhaps find some solace or amusement in the relatability.

"The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor" is a must-read for anyone keen on exploring the complexities of love and relationships through the lens of charming wit and sharp observation. Rowland's ability to combine humor with profound truths makes this work not just entertaining, but also thought-provoking and timeless.

First Page:

THE·RUBÁIYÁT OF·A·BACHELOR

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[Illustration: PROMISED TO PAY A WOMAN'S BILLS FOR LIFE.]

THE·RUBÁIYÁT OF·A·BACHELOR

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BY HELEN ROWLAND

DECORATIONS ···· BY ···· HAROLD ···· SPEAKMAN

DODGE PUBLISHING COMPANY NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT 1915 BY DODGE PUBLISHING COMPANY

TO MY HUSBAND WILLIAM HILL BRERETON THIS LITTLE BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED

WAKE! For the Spring has scattered into flight The Vows of Lent, and bids the heart be light. Bring on the Roast, and take the Fish away! The Season calls and Woman's eyes are bright!

BEFORE the phantom of Pale Winter died, Methought the Voice of Spring within me cried, "When Hymen's rose decked altars glow within, Why nods the laggard Bachelor outside?"

AND, at the Signal, I who stood before In idle musing, shouted, "Say no more! You know how little while we have to Love And Love's light Hand is knocking at the door!"

NOW, the New Moon reviving old desires, The gallant Youth to Sentiment aspires; And ere he saunters forth on conquest bent, Himself, like unto Solomon, attires... Continue reading book >>




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