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Excerpt from The Rebel, Vol. 2To VulgarityAn ode read at The Rebel Dinner 1917.Rebellion is a holy thing,Indeed were here to hymn it-The company rejoice to singIts praises to the limit.But let me say, rebellions notThe beachs only pebble,MoreExcerpt from The Rebel, Vol. 2To VulgarityAn ode read at The Rebel Dinner 1917.Rebellion is a holy thing,Indeed were here to hymn it-The company rejoice to singIts praises to the limit.But let me say, rebellions notThe beachs only pebble,Another virtue must be soughtTo make the perfect rebel.And this is it, ye well-bred host -With no irregularity -The subject of this self-same toast,The blessings of vulgarity.For how can fond rebellions childArouse a states discussion,Yet contemplate with glances mildThe shackles of convention.On local bosses we employThe modes of Billy Sunday,And still we all embrace with joyThe form of Mrs. Grundy.Rebellions not a high-brow show,A sort of nice confection.Only the vulgar fully knowThe joys of insurrection.So let us make the welkin ring.Inscribe upon our bannersThe slogan: Down with everything -Especially table manners.Away with all improving tunes,All academic isms,Away with professorial prunesAnd presidential prisms.Away with patent-leather boots,Return them to their makers.Away with top hats, sub-fusc suits.Theyre made for. undertakers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.