Arthur Clement Hilton

(1851 - 1877)

Quotations

  • ''Clinging close with the crush of the Python,
    When she maketh her murderous meal!''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 27-28). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed., 1974; paperback 1978) Faber and Faber.
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  • ''Is thy home European or Asian,
    O mystical monster marine?''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 5-6). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed., 1974; paperback 1978) Faber and Faber.
  • ''Art thou innocent, art thou immoral,''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 15-16). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed., 1974; paperback 1978) Faber and Faber.
  • ''Strange beauty, eight-limbed and eight-handed
    Whence camest to dazzle our eyes?''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 1-2). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed., 1974; paperback 1978) Faber and Faber.

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The Heathen Pass-ee

Which I wish to remark,
And my language is plain,
That for plots that are dark
And not always in vain,
The heathen Pass-ee is peculiar,
And the same I would rise to explain.

I would also premise
That the term of Pass-ee

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