Henry Austin Dobson

(18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921 / Plymouth)

Henry Austin Dobson Poems

1. Incognita 3/16/2003
2. Ballad Of The Armada 4/14/2010
3. A Kiss 4/14/2010
4. Fame Is A Food That Dead Men Eat 4/14/2010
5. A Garden Song 1/4/2003
6. Urceus Exit 1/4/2003
7. More Poets Yet! 4/14/2010
8. My Little Boy That Died 4/14/2010
9. A Song Of The Four Seasons 4/14/2010
10. Ars Victrix 4/14/2010
11. Knickerbocker 4/14/2010
12. In After Days 1/4/2003
13. For A Copy Of Theocritus 4/14/2010
14. Before Sedan 4/14/2010
15. O Fons Bandusae 4/14/2010
16. A Persian Apologue 4/14/2010
17. A Familiar Epistle 4/14/2010
18. A Gage D’Amour 4/14/2010
19. Rose Leaves 4/14/2010
20. A Rondeau to Ethel 4/14/2010

You Bid Me Try

You bid me try, blue-eyes, to write
A Rondeau. What! - forthwith? - tonight?
Reflect. Some skill I have, 'tis true; But thirteen lines! - and rimed on two! 'Refrain' as well. Ah, Hapless plight!

Still, there are five lines - ranged aright.
These Gallic bonds, I feared, would fright
My easy Muse. They did, till you - You bid me try!

That makes them eight. The port's in sight -

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