William Cosmo Monkhouse
William cosmo Monkhouse was born In London on 18th March 1840.
In 1870-1871 he visited South America in connection with the hospital accommodation for seamen at Valparaiso and, other ports; and he served on different departmental committees, notably that of the Mercantile Marine Fund. He was twice married: first, to Laura, and, secondly, to- Leonora Eliza, He died in London on the 20th of July 1901.William Monkhouse was one of those who not only had a vocation, but an avocation. His first love was poetry, and in 1865 he issued A Dream of Idleness and Other Poems, a collection strong poems coloured by his admiration for Wordsworth and Tennyson. It was marked by exceptional ... more »
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- Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Nige...
- There Once Was an Old Man of Lyme
- There Was a Young Lady Named Laura
- Limerick: There Once Was an Old Monk of ...
- The Christ upon the Hill
- De Libris
- Limerick: There Was a Young Lady Named L...
- The Summer Pool
- The Spectrum
- Limerick: There Once Was a Girl of Lahor...
- There Once Was an Old Monk of Basing
- The Wake Of Tim O'Hara
- The Secret
- On A Young Poetess’s Grave
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''There was a young lady of NigerCosmo Monkhouse (1840-1901), British poet. There Was a Young Lady of Niger (attributed to Monkhouse) (l. 1-5). . . Norton Book of Light Verse, The...
Who smiled as she rode on a Tiger;
They came back from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the Tiger.''
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