Richard Brinsley Sheridan

(1751 - 1816 / Ireland)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Poems

1. A Portrait 1/3/2003
2. Here's To The Maiden Of Bashful Fifteen 1/3/2003
3. Had I A Heart For Falsehood Framed 1/3/2003
4. If A Daughter You Have 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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,
With letters and lovers for ever they vex us,
While each still rejects the fair suitor you've brought her,
O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter.
Wrangling and jangling,
Flouting and pouting,
O, what a plague is ...

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