Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Poems
- Kenmare River 'Tis pretty to be in Ballinderry, 'Tis pretty...
- Mary Leslie O Mary Leslie, blithe and shrill The bugles blew...
- Of Three Children You and I and Burd so blithe— Burd so ...
- Christmas Eve Friend, old friend in the Manse by the fireside...
- Measure For Measure Wake! for the closed Pavilion doors have ...
- A Triolet To commemorate the virtue of Homoeopathy in ...
- Anecdote For Fathers By the late W. W. (of H.M. Inland ...
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was born on November 21, 1863 in Cornwall. He was a British writer, who published under the pen name of "Q". Quiller-Couch received a degree from Trinity College, Oxford and later became a lecturer there.
While he was at Oxford he published Dead Man’s Rock (1887), and followed this with the 1888 publication of Troy Town and in 1889, The Splendid Spur. His later novels included The Blue Pavilions (1891), The Ship of Stars (1899), Hetty Wesley (1903), The Adventures of Harry Revel (1903), Fort Amity (1904), The Shining Ferry (1905), and Sir John Constantine (1906).
In 1898 he completed Robert Louis Stevenson’s unfinished novel,... more »
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'Tis pretty to be in Ballinderry,
'Tis pretty to be in Ballindoon,
But 'tis prettier far in County Kerry
Coortin' under the bran' new moon,
'Twas there by the bosom of blue Killarney
They came by the hundther' a-coortin' me;
Sure I was the one to give back their blarney,
An' merry was I to be fancy-free.
But niver a step in the lot was lighter,
An' divvle a boulder among the bhoys,
Than Phelim O'Shea, me dynamither,
Me illigant arthist in clock-work toys.
'Twas all for love he would bring his figgers
Of iminent statesmen, in ...