William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

William Schwenck Gilbert Poems

161. A Manager's Perplexities 1/1/2004
162. Damon Vs. Pythias 1/1/2004
163. The Duke Of Plaza-Toro 1/1/2004
164. The Magnet And The Churn 1/1/2004
165. The Yarn Of The Nancy Bell 1/1/2004
166. A Classical Revival 1/1/2004

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  • 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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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 Martinet

Some time ago, in simple verse
I sang the story true
Of CAPTAIN REECE, the MANTELPIECE,
And all her happy crew.

I showed how any captain may
Attach his men to him,
If he but heeds their smallest needs,
And studies every whim.

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