William Cosmo Monkhouse

(1840 - 1901 / England)

Quotations

  • ''There was a young lady of Niger
    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.''
    Cosmo Monkhouse (1840-1901), British poet. There Was a Young Lady of Niger (attributed to Monkhouse) (l. 1-5). . . Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Song

WHO calls me bold because I won my love,
And did not pine,
And waste my life with secret pain, but strove
To make him mine?

I us’d no arts; ’t was Nature’s self that taught
My eye to speak,
And bid the burning blush to paint unsought
My flashing cheek;

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