William Schwenck Gilbert
William Schwenck Gilbert Poems
|161.||Damon Vs. Pythias||1/1/2004|
|162.||A Merry Madrigal||1/1/2004|
|164.||When A Merry Maiden Marries||1/1/2004|
|165.||The Yarn Of The Nancy Bell||1/1/2004|
|166.||A Classical Revival||1/1/2004|
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When A Merry Maiden Marries
When a merry maiden marries,
Sorrow goes and pleasure tarries;
Every sound becomes a song,
All is right and nothing's wrong!
From to-day and ever after
Let your tears be tears of laughter -
Every sigh that finds a vent
Be a sigh of sweet content!
When you marry merry maiden,
Then the air with love is laden;
Every flower is a rose,
Every goose becomes a swan,
Every kind of trouble goes
Where the last year's snows have gone;
Sunlight takes the place of shade
When you marry merry maid!
When a merry maiden marries
Sorrow goes and pleasure ...
Ferdinando And Elvira
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,