William Makepeace Thackeray

(1811-1863 / India)

William Makepeace Thackeray Poems

81. Fairy Days 4/7/2010
82. The Age Of Wisdom 12/31/2002
83. A Credo (After The German) 1/3/2003
84. The Mahogany Tree 1/3/2003
85. Sorrows Of Werther 12/31/2002
86. At The Church-Gate 1/3/2003
87. Come To The Greenwood Tree 4/7/2010
88. To His Serving Boy 4/7/2010
89. A Tragic Story 4/7/2010
90. King Canute 4/7/2010

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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.

He mused upon this curious case,
And swore he'd change the pigtail's place,
And have it hanging at his face,
Not dangling there behind him.

Says he, 'The mystery I've found -
Says he, 'The mystery I've found!
I'll turn me round,' - he turned him round;
But still it hung behind him.

Then round and round, and out and in,
All day the puzzled sage did spin;
In vain - it mattered not a pin -
The ...

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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--
Wait till you come to Forty Year.

Curly gold locks cover foolish brains,
Billing and cooing is all your cheer;
Sighing and singing of midnight strains,

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