William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

Poems of William Schwenck Gilbert

1. A Classical Revival 1/1/2004
2. A Discontented Sugar Broker 1/1/2004
3. A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid 1/1/2004
4. A Manager's Perplexities 1/1/2004
5. A Merry Madrigal 1/1/2004
6. A Mirage 1/1/2004
7. A Nightmare 1/1/2004
8. A Recipe 1/1/2004
9. A Worm Will Turn 1/1/2004
10. Ah Me! 1/1/2004
11. An Appeal 1/1/2004
12. An English Girl 1/1/2004
13. An Unfortunate Likeness 1/1/2004
14. Anglicised Utopia 1/1/2004
15. Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow 1/1/2004
16. At a Pantomime. By a Bilious One 1/1/2004
17. Babette's Love 1/1/2004
18. Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum 1/1/2004
19. Blue Blood 1/1/2004
20. Bob Polter 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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