William Cosmo Monkhouse Poems

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1.
Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Niger

There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
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2.
There Was A Young Lady Named Laura

There was a young lady named Laura,
Who went to the wilds of Angora,
She came back on a goat
With a beautiful coat,
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3.
Limerick: There Once Was A Girl Of Lahore

There once was a girl of Lahore,
The same shape behind as before;
As no one knew where
To offer a chair,
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4.
There Once Was An Old Man Of Lyme

There once was an old man of Lyme
Who married three wives at a time,
When asked, "Why a third?"
He replied, "One's absurd!
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5.
Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Named Laura

There was a young lady named Laura,
Who went to the wilds of Angora,
She came back on a goat
With a beautiful coat,
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6.
Limerick: There Once Was An Old Monk Of Basing

There once was an old monk of Basing,
Whose salads were something amazing;
But he told his confessor
That Nebuchadnezzar
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7.
De Libris

True — there are books and books. There’s Gray,
For instance, and there’s Bacon;
There’s Longfellow, and Monstrelet,
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8.
Limerick: There Once Was An Old Man Of Lyme

There once was an old man of Lyme
Who married three wives at a time,
When asked, 'Why a third?'
He replied, 'One's absurd!
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9.
A Song Of The Seasons

Sing a song of Spring-time,
The world is going round,
Blown by the south wind:
Listen to its sound.
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10.
A Dead March

PLAY me a march, low-ton’d and slow—a march for a silent tread,
Fit for the wandering feet of one who dreams of the silent dead,
Lonely, between the bones below and the souls that are overhead.
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