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Famous Bertrand Poems by Famous Poets

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by Hardy, Thomas
Save that ever upspread from the dark death-bed
A miles-wide pant of pain.

"Hard had striven brave Ney, the true Bertrand,
Victor, and Augereau,
Bold Poniatowski, and Lauriston,
To stay their overthrow;

"But, as in the dream of one sick to death
There comes a narrowing room
That pens him, body and limbs and breath,
To wait a hideous doom,

"So to Napoleon, in the hush
That held the town and towers
Through these dire nights, a creeping crush
Seemed inborne with the hou...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton

Some banker found guilty of laches -- 
It's always called laches, you know -- 
Had Holt any hand in those Hs? 
Did Bertrand illumine that O? 

That T has a look of the gallows, 
That A's a triangle, I guess; 
Was it one of the Mount Rennie fellows 
Who twisted the strands of the S? 

Was it made by some "highly connected", 
Who is doing his spell "on his head", 
Or some wretched woman detected 
In stealing her children some bread? 

Does it speak of a bitter repentance 
...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...ying the jar Very carefully to an

abandoned chicken house in the back. "The dishes can wait, " he said

to me. Bertrand Russell could not have stated it better.

He opened the chicken house door and we went in. The place was littered

with half-rotten comic books. They were like fruit under a tree. In the

corner was an old mattress and beside the mattress were four quart jars.

He took the gallon jar over to them, and filled them carefully not sp...Read More

by Lehman, David
...erved as a machine-gunner 
in the Austrian Army in World War I. 
Before the war he studied logic in Cambridge 
with Bertrand Russell. Having inherited 
his father's fortune (iron and steel), he 
gave away his money, not to the poor, whom 
it would corrupt, but to relations so rich 
it would not thus affect them. 


On leave in Vienna in August 1918 
he assembled his notebook entries 
into the Tractatus, Since it provided 
the definitive solution to all the...Read More

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