William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

On The High Price Of Fish - Poem by William Cowper

Cocoa-nut naught,
Fish too dear,
None must be bought,
For us that are here:

No lobster on earth,
That ever I saw,
To me would be worth
Sixpence a claw.

So dear madam, wait
Till fish can be got
At a reas'nable rate
Whether lobster or not;

Till the French and the Dutch
Have quitted the seas,
And then send as much
And as oft as you please.


Comments about On The High Price Of Fish by William Cowper

  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/21/2016 7:41:00 AM)

    '' No lobster on earth, / That ever I saw, / To me would be worth / Sixpence a claw. ''

    ITALIAN:

    Non c'è aragosta sulla terra,
    Degna d'esser vista,
    Che per me valga
    Sei pence a chela.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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