Excerpt from The Little Tin Gods-on-Wheels: Or, Society in Our Modern Athens; A Trilogy After the Manner of the Greek The Little Tin Gods-on Wheels. We should t wish to be worldly and beautiful, Foolish and frivolous. No, t for anything. Enter Mr. Carnation with his of era hat, embossed with a gorgeous mogram, under his arm. He scans the various groups with a troubled air, and then soliloquizes as follows: - Carnation. O, what a selfish place is this gay world!Alas! it wounds me to the quick to seeThat ghastly row of unattended maidsGlued, meek as heifers, to the garnished wall.Shy, shrinking flowers, who but need the sunOf some man's smile to bloom in peerless beauty;And others plain as pikestaffs, but with mindsCultured and stored with lore of Greece and Rome, (Ah, what is beauty but a trap and snare, Unless there is a mind to back it up!)Around the door a throng of callous brutes, Who claim the name of men, stand unconcernedAnd see these frail exotics droop and wiltWithout a pang, and then go idly home.Not such am I. This ble spirit stirsMe up to action. I will show these cursThat Chivalry lives still and cant die.What ho I there! Crocus, will you kindly give meAn introduction to that girl in pink? Crocus. Great Caesar's ghost! My dear buy, do you kwThat that rare maid in pink is she whom men About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.