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 Summer Pool

THERE is a singing in the summer air,
The blue and brown moths flutter o’er the grass,
The stubble bird is creaking in the wheat,
And perch’d upon the honeysuckle-hedge
Pipes the green linnet. Oh, the golden world!
The stir of life on every blade of grass,
The motion and the joy on every bough,
The glad feast everywhere, for things that love
The sunshine, and for things that love the shade!

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