William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

William Schwenck Gilbert Poems

1. The Yarn of the Nancy Bell 1/1/2004
2. The Duke of Plaza-Toro 1/1/2004
3. Damon vs. Pythias 1/1/2004
4. A Manager's Perplexities 1/1/2004
5. When a Merry Maiden Marries 1/1/2004
6. Anglicised Utopia 1/1/2004
7. The Love-Sick Boy 1/1/2004
8. True Diffidence 1/1/2004
9. Captain Reece 1/1/2004
10. Emily, John, James, and I 1/1/2004
11. The Magnet and the Churn 1/1/2004
12. Gentle Alice Brown 1/1/2004
13. Trial by Jury 1/1/2004
14. Bob Polter 1/1/2004
15. A Worm Will Turn 1/1/2004
16. Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum 1/1/2004
17. Disillusioned - By an Ex-Enthusiast 1/1/2004
18. Blue Blood 1/1/2004
19. A Merry Madrigal 1/1/2004
20. A Nightmare 1/1/2004

The Martinet

Some time ago, in simple verse
I sang the story true
Of CAPTAIN REECE, the MANTELPIECE,
And all her happy crew.

I showed how any captain may
Attach his men to him,
If he but heeds their smallest needs,
And studies every whim.

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