William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

William Schwenck Gilbert Poems

1. A Classical Revival 1/1/2004
2. A Discontented Sugar Broker 1/1/2004
3. A Man Who Would Woo A Fair Maid 1/1/2004
4. A Manager's Perplexities 1/1/2004
5. A Merry Madrigal 1/1/2004
6. A Mirage 1/1/2004
7. A Nightmare 1/1/2004
8. A Recipe 1/1/2004
9. A Worm Will Turn 1/1/2004
10. Ah Me! 1/1/2004
11. An Appeal 1/1/2004
12. An English Girl 1/1/2004
13. An Unfortunate Likeness 1/1/2004
14. Anglicised Utopia 1/1/2004
15. Annie Protheroe. A Legend Of Stratford-Le-Bow 1/1/2004
16. At A Pantomime. By A Bilious One 1/1/2004
17. Babette's Love 1/1/2004
18. Ben Allah Achmet, Or, The Fatal Tum 1/1/2004
19. Blue Blood 1/1/2004
20. Bob Polter 1/1/2004
21. Braid The Raven Hair 1/1/2004
22. Brave Alum Bey 1/1/2004
23. Captain Reece 1/1/2004
24. Damon Vs. Pythias 1/1/2004
25. Disillusioned - By An Ex-Enthusiast 1/1/2004
26. Don'T Forget! 1/1/2004
27. Eheu Fugaces -- ! 1/1/2004
28. Ellen Mcjones Aberdeen 1/1/2004
29. Emily, John, James, And I 1/1/2004
30. Etiquette 1/1/2004
31. Ferdinando And Elvira 1/1/2004
32. First Love 1/1/2004
33. General John 1/1/2004
34. Gentle Alice Brown 1/1/2004
35. Girl Graduates 1/1/2004
36. Good Little Girls 1/1/2004
37. Gregory Parable, Ll.D. 1/1/2004
38. Haunted 1/1/2004
39. He And She 1/1/2004
40. He Loves! 1/1/2004

Comments about William Schwenck Gilbert

  • Terri Norvell (2/2/2012 7:04:00 PM)

    Absolutely love this verse! Captures the spirit of nature honorably! The Oak holds that space in my heart as well.

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Best Poem of William Schwenck Gilbert

A Classical Revival

At the outset I may mention it's my sovereign intention
To revive the classic memories of Athens at its best,
For my company possesses all the necessary dresses,
And a course of quiet cramming will supply us with the rest.
We've a choir hyporchematic (that is, ballet-operatic)
Who respond to the CHOREUTAE of that cultivated age,
And our clever chorus-master, all but captious criticaster,
Would accept as the CHOREGUS of the early Attic stage.
This return to classic ages is considered in their wages,
Which are always calculated by the day or by the week -
And I'll ...

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Ferdinando And Elvira

PART I.

At a pleasant evening party I had taken down to supper
One whom I will call ELVIRA, and we talked of love and TUPPER,

MR. TUPPER and the Poets, very lightly with them dealing,
For I've always been distinguished for a strong poetic feeling.

Then we let off paper crackers, each of which contained a motto,

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