Henry Austin Dobson

(18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921 / Plymouth)

Poems of Henry Austin Dobson

1. A Dead Letter 4/14/2010
2. A Familiar Epistle 4/14/2010
3. A Gage D’Amour 4/14/2010
4. A Garden Song 1/4/2003
5. A Kiss 4/14/2010
6. A Miltonic Exercise 1/18/2012
7. A Pepys' 'Diary' 1/18/2012
8. A Persian Apologue 4/14/2010
9. A Pleasant Invective Against Printing 1/18/2012
10. A Rondeau to Ethel 4/14/2010
11. A Song Of The Four Seasons 4/14/2010
12. A Song Of The Greenaway Child 1/18/2012
13. A Welcome From The 'Johnson Club' 1/18/2012
14. An Epistle To An Editor 1/18/2012
15. Ars Victrix 4/14/2010
16. Ballad Of The Armada 4/14/2010
17. Before Sedan 4/14/2010
18. Fame Is A Food That Dead Men Eat 4/14/2010
19. For A Copy Of Theocritus 4/14/2010
20. In After Days 1/4/2003

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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