Treasure Island

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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The Secret

SHE passes in her beauty bright
Amongst the mean, amongst the gay,
And all are brighter for the sight,
And bless her as she goes her way.

And now a gleam of pity pours,
And now a spark of spirit flies,
Uncounted, from the unlockā€™d stores
Of her rich lips and precious eyes.

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