William Makepeace Thackeray Poems

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1.
King Canute

KING CANUTE was weary hearted; he had reigned for years a score,
Battling, struggling, pushing, fighting, killing much and robbing more;
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2.
A Tragic Story

There lived a sage in days of yore,
And he a handsome pigtail wore;
But wondered much and sorrowed more,
Because it hung behind him.
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3.
To His Serving Boy

Persicos odi
Puer, apparatus;
Displicent nexae
Philyra coronae:
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4.
Come To The Greenwood Tree

Come to the greenwood tree,
Come where the dark woods be,
Dearest, O come with me!
Let us rove—O my love—O my love!
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5.
At The Church-Gate

Although I enter not,
Yet round about the spot,
Ofttimes I hover,
And near the sacred gate,
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6.
Sorrows Of Werther

Werther had a love for Charlotte
Such as words could never utter;
Would you know how first he met her?
She was cutting bread and butter.
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7.
The Mahogany Tree

Christmas is here:
Winds whistle shrill,
Icy and chill,
Little care we:
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8.
A Credo (After The German)

For the sole edification
Of this decent congregation,
Goodly people, by your grant
I will sing a holy chant --
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9.
The Age Of Wisdom

Ho! pretty page, with the dimpled chin,
That never has known the Barber's shear,
All your wish is woman to win;
This is the way that boys begin--
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10.
Fairy Days

Beside the old hall-fire—upon my nurse's knee,
Of happy fairy days—what tales were told to me!
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