Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

He’s Gone To England For A Wife - Poem by Henry Lawson

HE’S GONE to England for a wife
Among the ladies there;
And yet I know a lass he deemed
The rarest of the rare.
He’s gone to England for a wife;
And rich and proud is he.
But he was poor and toiled for bread
When first he courted me.

He said I was the best on earth;
He said I was “his life”;
And now he thinks of noble birth,
And seeks a lady wife!
He said for me alone he’d toil
To win an honest fame;
But now no lass on southern soil
Is worthy of his name!

I think I see his lady bride,
A fair and faultless face,
And nothing in her heart beside
The empty pride of race.
And she will grace his gilded home,
The wife his gold shall buy;
But will she ever dream of him,
Or love as well as I?

Comments about He’s Gone To England For A Wife by Henry Lawson

  • Gold Star - 10,797 Points Douglas Scotney (10/5/2015 9:39:00 PM)

    wouldn't want him for a friend (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 740 Points Anish Debnath (10/5/2015 7:59:00 AM)

    When there were none, she was the loved one.
    Now he has everything but alas! she worths nothing.This is how human behavior changes sometimes for more beneficial reward.It is a wonderful poem exampling that. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,572 Points T Rajan Evol (10/5/2015 3:19:00 AM)

    Nice poem, I enjoyed it.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,365 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (10/5/2015 1:59:00 AM)

    Marvelous piece depicting changing behavior of human beings. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,961 Points Rahman Henry (10/5/2015 12:32:00 AM)

    Master Piece. Lovely poem. I really injoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,628 Points Edward Kofi Louis (3/26/2010 4:22:00 AM)

    A very nice piece of work.


    E.K.L. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 26, 2010

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