William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

William Schwenck Gilbert Poems

81. The Duke And The Duchess 1/1/2004
82. The Modest Couple 1/1/2004
83. The Mystic Selvagee 1/1/2004
84. The National Anthem 1/1/2004
85. The Pantomime Super To His Mask 1/1/2004
86. The Troubadour 1/1/2004
87. Life Is Lovely All The Year 1/1/2004
88. Limited Liability 1/1/2004
89. Little Oliver 1/1/2004
90. Lorenzo De Lardy 1/1/2004
91. Lost Mr. Blake 1/1/2004
92. Mister William 1/1/2004
93. Girl Graduates 1/1/2004
94. Good Little Girls 1/1/2004
95. Gregory Parable, Ll.D. 1/1/2004
96. Babette's Love 1/1/2004
97. Put A Penny In The Slot 1/1/2004
98. The Story Of Prince Agib 1/1/2004
99. The Susceptible Chancellor 1/1/2004
100. Don'T Forget! 1/1/2004
101. John And Freddy 1/1/2004
102. Life 1/1/2004
103. Sans Souci 1/1/2004
104. One Against The World 1/1/2004
105. King Borria Bungalee Boo 4/15/2010
106. Lieutenant-Colonel Flare 1/1/2004
107. Ben Allah Achmet, Or, The Fatal Tum 1/1/2004
108. Annie Protheroe. A Legend Of Stratford-Le-Bow 1/1/2004
109. At A Pantomime. By A Bilious One 1/1/2004
110. The Periwinkle Girl 1/1/2004
111. The Sorcerer's Song 1/1/2004
112. A Discontented Sugar Broker 1/1/2004
113. The First Lord's Song 1/1/2004
114. Etiquette 1/1/2004
115. Bob Polter 1/1/2004
116. Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter 1/1/2004
117. Proper Bride 1/1/2004
118. Tempora Mutantur 1/1/2004
119. The Three Kings Of Chickeraboo 1/1/2004
120. The Rival Curates 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

The Duke Of Plaza-Toro

In enterprise of martial kind,
When there was any fighting,
He led his regiment from behind
(He found it less exciting).
But when away his regiment ran,
His place was at the fore, O-
That celebrated,
Cultivated,
Underrated
Nobleman,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!
In the first and foremost flight, ha, ha!
You always found that knight, ha, ha!
That celebrated,
Cultivated,
Underrated
Nobleman,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!

When, to evade Destruction's hand,
To hide they all proceeded,
No soldier in that gallant band
Hid half as well as he ...

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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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