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LAYS OF IND, By Aliph Cheem.
comic, satirical, and descriptive
Poems Illustrative o engo=ntuatt 3Ltfe,
Illustrated by the Author, Lionel Inglis, R. A. Sterndale, and others.
Ninth Edition. Cloth, gilt. ios. 6d.
"This is a remarkably bright little book. 'Aliph Cheem,' supposed to be the nom de plume of an officer in the 18th Hussars, is, after his fashion, an Indian Bon Gaultier. In a few of the poems the jokes, turning on local names and customs, are somewhat esoteric ; but, taken throughout, the verses are characterized by high animal spirits, great cleverness, and most excellent fooling."aThe World.
"One can readily imagine the merriment created round the camp fire by the recitation of 'The Two Thumpers,' which is irresistibly droll. . . . The edition before us is enlarged, and contains illustrations by the author, in addition to which it is beautifully printed and handsomely got up, all which recommendations are sure to make the name of Aliph Cheem more popular in India than ever."a Liverpool Mercury.
" Satire of the most amusing and inoffensive kind, humour the most genuine, and pathos the most touching pervade these ' Lays of Ind. ' . . . From Indian friends we have heard of the popularity these ' Lays ' have obtained in the land where they were written, and we predict for them a popularity equally great at home."a Monthly Homoeopathic Review.
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