quiz answer (literature)
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Asked by: janiebelle-ga
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03 Jan 2003 12:59 PST
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what is the 10 letter English city mentioned in The Wooden Legged Fiddler which, I believe, is a poem/work by Alfred Noyes? (The Song of the Wooden Legged Fiddler).
Re: quiz answer (literature)
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 06 Jan 2003 06:45 PST
Hi janiebelle-ga, Thanks for your question. Portsmouth is the 10-letter-English city mentioned in the poem by Alfred Noyes. As the poem is under copyright (Noyes died in 1958), I can't reproduce it in its entirety for you here, but Portsmouth is written both under the title and later in the poem itself: "On a night of delight in the following spring, With a pair of stout shoon And a seafaring tune And a bundle and stick in the light of the moon, Down the long road To Portsmouth I strode, To fight like a sailor for country and king." "Song of the Wooden-Legged Fiddler," _Collected Poems of Alfred Noyes_ New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1913, vol. I, pp. 66-67. Search strategy: Searched the web without success--there is a great deal about Noyes, but not it appears this particular poem save for the links that hummer-ga included below. I found a library near me that had a number of Noyes' books and found the poem in the volume cited above. I hope this answers your question. If you need any more information, please ask for clarification before rating my answer. Regards, luciaphile-ga
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Luciaphile - you are wonderful!!! Many thanks for your research - I can now stop tearing my hair out.
Re: quiz answer (literature)
From: hummer-ga on 04 Jan 2003 10:38 PST
Hi janiebelle, Sorry, I haven't had much luck in answering your question directly, but The Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds a copy of "The Song of the Wooden Legged Fiddler". Perhaps the librarian wouldn't mind looking up the city for you - here are several UNC links that may be helpful. Folder 181.02: Noyes, Alfred Song of Wooden Legged Fiddler http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/a/A.P.Watt_and_Company/f181_200.htm Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill GENERAL AND LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS #11036 A. P. WATT AND COMPANY RECORDS http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/a/A.P.Watt_and_Company/index.htm Please send comments and questions to: email@example.com http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/a/index.html Manuscripts Dept, UNC-Chapel Hill: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/ On-line Inquiry Form: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/mailref.html If that doesn't pan out, you could try contacting someone at "The Poet's Corner": http://www.geocities.com/~spanoudi/poems/index.html I hope this helps, hummer
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