William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

William Ernest Henley Poems

141. Children: Private Ward 4/12/2010
142. Casualty 4/12/2010
143. Bring Her Again, O Western Wind 4/12/2010
144. Blithe Dreams Arise To Greet Us 4/12/2010
145. Between the Dusk of a Summer Night 1/1/2004
146. Beside The Idle Summer Sea 4/12/2010
147. Before 4/12/2010
148. Barmaid 1/3/2003
149. Ballade Of Youth And Age 4/12/2010
150. Ballade Of Truisms 4/12/2010
151. Ballade Of Midsummer Days And Nights 4/12/2010
152. Ballade of Dead Actors 1/3/2003
153. Ballade Of A Toyokuni Colour-Print 4/12/2010
154. Ballade Made In The Hot Weather 4/12/2010
155. Back-View 4/12/2010
156. Ave, Caesar! 4/12/2010
157. Attadale, West Highlands 4/12/2010
158. At Queensferry 4/12/2010
159. As Like The Woman As You Can 4/12/2010
160. Arabian Night's Entertainments 4/12/2010

Ballade of Dead Actors

Where are the passions they essayed,
And where the tears they made to flow?
Where the wild humours they portrayed
For laughing worlds to see and know?
Othello's wrath and Juliet's woe?
Sir Peter's whims and Timon's gall?
And Millamant and Romeo?
Into the night go one and all.
Where are the braveries, fresh or frayed?

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