William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

William Schwenck Gilbert Poems

81. Sir Guy The Crusader 1/1/2004
82. John And Freddy 1/1/2004
83. Thomas Winterbottom Hance 1/1/2004
84. The Suicide's Grave 1/1/2004
85. Lieutenant-Colonel Flare 1/1/2004
86. The Great Oak Tree 1/1/2004
87. Tempora Mutantur 1/1/2004
88. The Highly Respectable Gondolier 1/1/2004
89. Babette's Love 1/1/2004
90. General John 1/1/2004
91. The Pantomime Super To His Mask 1/1/2004
92. Thespis: Act I 1/1/2004
93. One Against The World 1/1/2004
94. Eheu Fugaces -- ! 1/1/2004
95. Little Oliver 1/1/2004
96. At A Pantomime. By A Bilious One 1/1/2004
97. An English Girl 1/1/2004
98. An Unfortunate Likeness 1/1/2004
99. Gregory Parable, Ll.D. 1/1/2004
100. Life Is Lovely All The Year 1/1/2004
101. Hongree And Mahry 1/1/2004
102. King Goodheart 1/1/2004
103. To The Terrestrial Globe 1/1/2004
104. Ferdinando And Elvira 1/1/2004
105. They'Ll None Of 'Em Be Missed 1/1/2004
106. The Aesthete 1/1/2004
107. The Working Monarch 1/1/2004
108. First Love 1/1/2004
109. The Ghost, The Gallant, The Gael, And The Goblin 1/1/2004
110. The Two Ogres 1/1/2004
111. The Darned Mounseer 1/1/2004
112. Annie Protheroe. A Legend Of Stratford-Le-Bow 1/1/2004
113. The Policeman's Lot 1/1/2004
114. Only A Dancing Girl 1/1/2004
115. A Discontented Sugar Broker 1/1/2004
116. Braid The Raven Hair 1/1/2004
117. Girl Graduates 1/1/2004
118. Life 1/1/2004
119. To Phoebe 1/1/2004
120. To My Bride (Whoever She May Be) 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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The Judge's Song

When I, good friends, was called to the Bar,
I'd an appetite fresh and hearty,
But I was, as many young barristers are,
An impecunious party.
I'd a swallow-tail coat of a beautiful blue -
A brief which was brought by a booby -
A couple of shirts and a collar or two,
And a ring that looked like a ruby!

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