Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Poems

1. A Familiar Letter 12/31/2002
2. Sun and Shadow 12/31/2002
3. The Boys 12/31/2002
4. A Parody on “A Psalm of Life” 5/24/2003
5. The Iron Gate 12/31/2002
6. The Flower of Liberty 12/31/2002
7. Old Ironsides 1/1/2004
8. The Chambered Nautilus 12/31/2002
9. The Last Leaf 12/31/2002
10. The Height of the Ridiculous 12/31/2002
11. A Farewell to Agassiz 12/31/2002
12. Contentment 12/31/2002
13. The Deacon's Masterpiece Or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay": A Logical Story 1/13/2003
14. Cacoethes Scribendi 1/1/2004
15. The Dorchester Giant 12/31/2002
16. Dorothy Q. 12/31/2002
17. Brother Jonathan's Lament 12/31/2002
18. Martha 12/31/2002
19. A Ballad Of The Boston Tea-Party 4/6/2010
20. My Aviary 12/31/2002

The Dorchester Giant

THERE was a giant in time of old,
A mighty one was he;
He had a wife, but she was a scold,
So he kept her shut in his mammoth fold;
And he had children three.

It happened to be an election day,
And the giants were choosing a king;
The people were not democrats then,

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