Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Winthrop Mackworth Praed Poems
- The Talented Man Dear Alice! you'll laugh when you know it, ...
- The Newly-Wedded NOW the rite is duly done, Now the word ...
- Fairy Song HE has conn'd the lesson now; ...
- A Letter Of Advice You tell me you're promised a lover, My ...
- The Vicar SOME years ago, ere time and taste Had turn’d ...
- Everyday Characters V - Portra...
- Everyday Characters Iv - My Pa... At Cheltenham, where one ...
Winthrop Mackworth Praed (28 July 1802 – 15 July 1839) was an English politician and poet.
He was born in London. The family name of Praed was derived from the marriage of the poet's great-grandfather to a Cornish heiress. Winthrop's father, William Mackworth Praed, was a serjeant-at-law. His mother belonged to the English branch of the New England family of Winthrop. In 1814 Praed was ... more »
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The Talented Man
Dear Alice! you'll laugh when you know it, --
Last week, at the Duchess's ball,
I danced with the clever new poet, --
You've heard of him, -- Tully St. Paul.
Miss Jonquil was perfectly frantic;
I wish you had seen Lady Anne!
It really was very romantic,
He is such a talanted man!
He came up from Brazenose College,
Just caught, as they call it, this spring;
And his head, love, is stuffed full of knowledge
Of every conceivable thing.
Of science and logic he chatters,
As fine and as fast as he can;
Though I am no judge of such matters, ...