Richard Brinsley Sheridan

(1751 - 1816 / Ireland)

Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1. A Portrait 1/3/2003
2. Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed 1/3/2003
3. Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen 1/3/2003
4. If a Daughter You Have 1/3/2003

If a Daughter You Have

If a daughter you have, she's the plague of your life,
No peace shall you know, tho' you've buried your wife,
At twenty she mocks at the duty you taught her,
O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter.
Sighing and whining,
Dying and pining,
O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter.

When scarce in their teens, they have wit to perplex us,

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