Charles Stuart Calverley

(22 December 1831 – 17 February 1884 / Martley, Worchestershire)

Charles Stuart Calverley Poems

1. Lines Suggested By The Fourteenth Of February - Ii 4/13/2010
2. Voices Of The Night 4/13/2010
3. Lines Suggested By The Fourteenth Of February - I 4/13/2010
4. There Stands A City 4/13/2010
5. Visions 4/13/2010
6. Ode--'On A Distant Prospect' Of Making A Fortune 4/13/2010
7. To Mrs. Goodchild 4/13/2010
8. Striking 4/13/2010
9. Lovers And A Reflection 4/13/2010
10. Changed 5/13/2001
11. On The Brink 1/1/2004
12. The Cock And The Bull 4/13/2010
13. Isabel 4/13/2010
14. Ode To Tobacco 4/13/2010
15. A, B, C. 4/13/2010
16. Hic Vir, Hic Est 4/13/2010
17. Companions - A Tale Of A Grandfather 1/1/2004
18. Dirge 4/13/2010
19. Dover To Munich 4/13/2010
20. Charades 4/13/2010
21. Beer 5/13/2001
22. The Auld Wife 1/1/2004
23. Love 5/13/2001
24. Gemini And Virgo 4/13/2010
25. Forever 12/31/2002
26. Peace. A Study 5/13/2001

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Gemini And Virgo

Some vast amount of years ago,
Ere all my youth had vanished from me,
A boy it was my lot to know,
Whom his familiar friends called Tommy.

I love to gaze upon a child;
A young bud bursting into blossom;
Artless, as Eve yet unbeguiled,
And agile as a young opossum:

And such was he. A calm-browed lad,
Yet mad, at moments, as a hatter:
Why hatters as a race are mad
I never knew, nor does it matter.

He was what nurses call a 'limb;'
One of those small misguided creatures,
Who, though their intellects are dim,
Are one too many for their ...

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"Forever": 'tis a single word!
Our rude forefathers deemed it two:
Can you imagine so absurd
A view?

"Forever"! What abysms of woe
The word reveals, what frenzy, what
Despair! "For ever" (printed so)
Did not.

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