Charles Edward Carryl
Charles Edward Carryl Poems
- Robinson Crusoe's Story THE night was thick and hazy ...
- The Walloping Window Blind A capital ship for an ocean trip ...
- The Song In The Dell I KNOW a way Of hearing what the ...
- The Plaint Of The Camel Canary-Birds feed on sugar and ...
- A Capital Ship A capital ship for an ocean trip Was the ...
- A Nautical Ballad A capital ship for an ocean trip, Was the ...
Charles Edward Carryl was an American children's literature author.
Born in New York, his father was a prosperous businessman. Carryl became a successful businessman and stockbroker, and for 34 years from 1874 he held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1869 he married Mary Wetmore, and had two children, the eldest of whom was poet and humorist Guy Wetmore Carryl. In 1882 he published his first work: Stock Exchange Primer.
In 1884 he published the children’s fantasy Davy and the Goblin; or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", serialized in the magazine St Nicholas. His work includes the children’s nonsense poem ... more »
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Robinson Crusoe's Story
THE night was thick and hazy
When the 'Piccadilly Daisy'
Carried down the crew and captain in the sea;
And I think the water drowned 'em;
For they never, never found 'em,
And I know they didn't come ashore with me.
Oh! 'twas very sad and lonely
When I found myself the only
Population on this cultivated shore;
But I've made a little tavern
In a rocky little cavern,
And I sit and watch for people at the door.
I spent no time in looking
For a girl to do my cooking, ...