William Makepeace Thackeray

(1811-1863 / India)

William Makepeace Thackeray Poems

1. A Tragic Story 4/7/2010
2. To His Serving Boy 4/7/2010
3. The Mahogany Tree 1/3/2003
4. At the Church-Gate 1/3/2003
5. Sorrows of Werther 12/31/2002
6. King Canute 4/7/2010
7. The Age of Wisdom 12/31/2002
8. A Credo (after the German) 1/3/2003
9. Come To The Greenwood Tree 4/7/2010
10. Fairy Days 4/7/2010
11. Larry O’Toole 4/7/2010
12. Dear Jack 4/7/2010
13. From Pocahontas 4/7/2010
14. Ah, Bleak And Barren Was The Moor 4/7/2010
15. The Ballad of Bouillabaisse 1/3/2003
16. Le Grenier 4/7/2010
17. Atra Cura 4/7/2010
18. Le Roi D’Yvetot 4/7/2010
19. Little Billee 12/31/2002
20. Lines Upon My Sister’s Portrait 4/7/2010

The Cane-Bottom'd Chair

In tattered old slippers that toast at the bars,
And a ragged old jacket perfumed with cigars,
Away from the world, and its toils and its cares,
I've a snug little kingdom up four pair of stairs.

To mount to this realm is a toil, to be sure,
But the fire there is bright and the air rather pure;
And the view I behold on a sunshiny day
Is grand through the chimney-pots over the way.

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