By Mark Twain
In A Tramp out of the country, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents in a foreign country, the writer files his hilarious and various observations and insights whereas on a fifteen-month strolling journey via crucial Europe and the Alps. "Here you've got Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his creation, "of the folksy and the easily erudite, his unshakable strong feel and his mythical wit, his knack for the simple relation of an ideal anecdote, and a few achingly appealing nature writing."
This sleek Library Paperback vintage reproduces the textual content of the 1st American variation and lines new explanatory notes and a severe Afterword by means of Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph university in Connecticut.
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Or if the month her bloomy store By gentle custom brought 63 15 She ne’er was half so sweet before To my delighted thought 3. She found me in my southern vale All in her converse blest My 20 heart began to fail Within my youngling breast  I thought when as her To me of lowly birth There lived not aught so good and kind On all the smiling earth 4. 25 To Resnel’s banks, again to greet  Her gentle eyes I strayed Where once a bard with infant feet Among the willows played His tender thoughts subdue the fair 30 And melt the soft and young But mine I know were softer there Than ever poet sung.
Remembrance oft shall haunt the shore When Thames in summer wreaths is dressed, 15 And oft suspend the dashing oar To bid his gentle spirit rest! 5. And oft as Ease and Health retire To breezy lawn, or forest deep, The friend shall view yon whitening spire, 20   And mid the varied landscape weep. 44 6. But thou, who own’st that earthy bed, Ah! what will every dirge avail? Or tears, which Love and Pity shed That mourn beneath the gliding sail! 7. 25 Yet lives there one, whose heedless eye Shall scorn thy pale shrine glimmering near?
8. But thou, lorn stream, whose sullen tide 30 No sedge-crowned Sisters now attend,   Now waft me from the green hill’s side Whose cold turf hides the buried friend! 9. And see, the fairy valleys fade,  Dun Night has veiled the solemn view! 35 —Yet once again, dear parted shade  Meek Nature’s child again adieu! 10. The genial meads assigned to bless  Thy life, shall mourn thy early doom, Their hinds, and shepherd-girls shall dress 40  With simple hands thy rural tomb. 11. Long, long, thy stone and pointed clay  Shall melt the musing Briton’s eyes, O!