Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules: will be giving away gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in. has the right to cancel or edit this contest. has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)


  • ''A certain portion of the human race
    Has certainly a taste for being diddled.''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. A Black Job.
    28 person liked.
    11 person did not like.
  • ''The best of friends fall out, and so
    His teeth had done some years ago.''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. A True Story.
  • ''I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
    Stand shadowless like Silence, listening
    To silence,''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. Autumn (l. 1-3). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
    And used to war's alarms;
    But a cannon-ball took off his legs,
    So he laid down his arms.''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. Faithless Nelly Gray (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
  • ''O, Nelly Gray! O, Nelly Gray!
    Is this your love so warm?
    The love that loves a scarlet coat
    Should be more uniform!''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. repr. In Complete Poetical Works, ed. Walter Jerrold (1906). Faithless Nelly Gray (1826).
  • ''And then in the fulness of joy and hope,
    Seemed washing his hands with invisible soap,
    In imperceptible water.''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. "Her Christening," Miss Kilmansegg (1841-1843).
  • ''I remember, I remember,
    The house where I was born,
    The little window where the sun
    Came peeping in at morn.''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. repr. In Complete Poetical Works, ed. Walter Jerrold (1906). I Remember, st. 1 (1827).
  • ''I remember, I remember
    The fir trees dark and high;
    I used to think their slender tops
    Were close against the sky;
    It was a childish ignorance,
    But now 'tis little joy
    To know I'm further off from Heaven
    Than when I was a boy.''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. I Remember, I Remember (l. 25-32). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
    No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—November!''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. No! (L. 22-23). . . Fireside Book of Humorous Poetry, The. William Cole, ed. (1959) Simon and Schuster.
  • ''But who would rush at a benighted man,
    And give him two black eyes for being blind?''
    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), British poet. Ode to Rae Wilson.

Read more quotations »

Tim Turpin

Tim Turpin he was gravel-blind,
And ne'er had seen the skies :
For Nature, when his head was made,
Forgot to dot his eyes.

So, like a Christmas pedagogue,
Poor Tim was forced to do -
Look out for pupils; for he had
A vacancy for two.

[Hata Bildir]