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. A Tragic Story 4/7/2010
89. To His Serving Boy 4/7/2010
90. King Canute 4/7/2010

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King Canute

KING CANUTE was weary hearted; he had reigned for years a score,
Battling, struggling, pushing, fighting, killing much and robbing more;
And he thought upon his actions, walking by the wild sea-shore.

'Twixt the Chancellor and Bishop walked the King with steps sedate,
Chamberlains and grooms came after, silversticks and goldsticks great,
Chaplains, aides-de-camp, and pages,—all the officers of state.

Sliding after like his shadow, pausing when he chose to pause,
If a frown his face contracted, straight the courtiers dropped their jaws;
If to laugh the king was ...

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Little Billee

Air--"il y avait un petit navire."

There were three sailors of Bristol city
Who took a boat and went to sea.
But first with beef and captain's biscuits
And pickled pork they loaded she.

There was gorging Jack and guzzling Jimmy,
And the youngest he was little Billee.

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