Charles Edward Carryl
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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Charles Edward Carryl Poems
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;
The Walloping Window Blind
A capital ship for an ocean trip Was the Walloping Window Blind. No gale that blew dismayed her crew Or troubled the captain's mind.
The Song In The Dell
I KNOW a way Of hearing what the larks and linnets say: The larks tell of the sunshine and the sky; The linnets from the hedges make reply,
A Capital Ship
A capital ship for an ocean trip Was the 'Walloping Window Blind' No wind that blew dismayed her crew Or troubled the captain's mind
The Plaint Of The Camel
Canary-Birds feed on sugar and seed, Parrots have crackers to crunch: And, as for the poodles, they tell me the noodles Have chickens and cream for their lunch.
A Nautical Ballad
A capital ship for an ocean trip, Was the 'Walloping Window-blind'; No gale that blew dismayed her crew Or troubled the captain's mind.
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
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(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
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, ...