Richard Brinsley Sheridan

(1751 - 1816 / Ireland)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Poems

1. If a Daughter You Have 1/3/2003
2. Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed 1/3/2003
3. Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen 1/3/2003
4. A Portrait 1/3/2003

If a Daughter You Have

If a daughter you have, she's the plague of your life,
No peace shall you know, tho' you've buried your wife,
At twenty she mocks at the duty you taught her,
O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter.
Sighing and whining,
Dying and pining,
O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter.

When scarce in their teens, they have wit to perplex us,

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