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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Nonsense Verses

By Edward Leary.
There was an old fellow of Peterhouse,
Who said, "You could not find a neater house
Than our new Combination-Room
For a mild dissipation room."
That abandoned old Fellow of Peterhouse.
There was a boat captain of Downing,
Whose crew were in danger of drowning,
But he cried, "Swim to shore,

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