Treasure Island

William Cosmo Monkhouse

(1840 - 1901 / England)

Quotations

  • ''There was a young lady of Niger
    Who smiled as she rode on a Tiger;
    They came back from the ride
    With the lady inside,
    And the smile on the face of the Tiger.''
    Cosmo Monkhouse (1840-1901), British poet. There Was a Young Lady of Niger (attributed to Monkhouse) (l. 1-5). . . Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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We Are Children

CHILDREN indeed are we—children that wait
Within a wondrous dwelling, while on high
Stretch the sad vapors and the voiceless sky;
The house is fair, yet all is desolate
Because our Father comes not; clouds of fate
Sadden above us—shivering we espy
The passing rain, the cloud before the gate,
And cry to one another, “He is nigh!”
At early morning, with a shining Face,

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