Charles Edward Carryl
Charles Edward Carryl Poems
- The Walloping Window Blind A capital ship for an ocean trip ...
- Robinson Crusoe's Story THE night was thick and hazy ...
- The Plaint Of The Camel Canary-Birds feed on sugar and ...
- The Song In The Dell I KNOW a way Of hearing what the ...
- A Capital Ship A capital ship for an ocean trip Was the ...
- A Nautical Ballad A capital ship for an ocean trip, Was the ...
Charles Edward Carryl was an American children's literature author.
Born in New York, his father was a prosperous businessman. Carryl became a successful businessman and stockbroker, and for 34 years from 1874 he held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1869 he married Mary Wetmore, and had two children, the eldest of whom was poet and humorist Guy Wetmore Carryl. In 1882 he published his first work: Stock Exchange Primer.
In 1884 he published the children’s fantasy Davy and the Goblin; or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", serialized in the magazine St Nicholas. His work includes the children’s nonsense poem ... more »
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The Walloping Window Blind
A capital ship for an ocean trip
Was the Walloping Window Blind.
No gale that blew dismayed her crew
Or troubled the captain's mind.
The man at the wheel was taught to feel
Contempt for the wildest blow.
And it often appeared when the weather had cleared
That he'd been in his bunk below.
The boatswain's mate was very sedate,
Yet fond of amusement too;
And he played hopscotch with the starboard watch
While the captain tickled the crew.
And the gunner we had was apparently mad
For he stood on the cannon's tail,
And fired salutes...