Horace in Burma by J.M. Symns in 1910
From the Colonial Library of Dignified Irreverence
The Colonial Library of Dignified Irreverence is devoted to the lighter sides of past, and occasionally current, life East of Suez. The series is of questionable literary merit. Various sizes. These travelling companions are well dressed, bound as they are in imperial khaki, solid enough to withstand the roughest Himalayan trek or most strenuous journey on a cruise liner in the Pacific. Hardcover (HC) with gold stamped cover, gilt edges, bookmark and shiraza. Bound to amuse. Limited editions.
Horace in Burma. A collection of 31 short poems originally published in the Rangoon Gazette for an Anglo-Burmese/Anglo-Indian readership. Described by the author as a 'literary sampan'. Many evoke an Englishman's nostalgia for his home country.
The world may deem their metre vile,
Their language rough,
To your bright eyes they brought a smile
It is enough
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