Charles Calverley

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Charles Calverley

To sit, happy married lovers; Phillis trifling with a plover's
Egg, while Corydon uncovers with a grace the Sally Lunn,
Or dissects the luck pheasant--that, I think, were passing
pleasant
As I sit along at present, dreaming darkly of a dun.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That
is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can not sing the old songs now!
It is not that I deem them low,
'Tis that I can't remember how
They go.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair
(Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese)
And I met with a ballad, I can't say where,
That wholly consisted of lines like these.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've read in many a novel, that unless they've souls that
grovel--
Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is with such all beer and skittles.
They are not difficult to please
About their victuals.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The heart which grief hath cankered, Hath one unfailing remedy - the Tankard.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair And I met with a ballad, I can't say where, That wholly consisted of lines like these.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've read in many a novel, that unless they've souls that grovel-- Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can not sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, 'Tis that I can't remember how They go.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Should ever anything be missed - milk, coals, umbrellas, brandy - the cat's pitched into with a boot or anything that's handy.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Go mad, and beat their wives; Plunge (after shocking lives) Razors and carving knives Into their gizzards.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Meaning, however, is no great matter.More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oh Beer! Oh Hodgson, Guinness, Allsop, Bass! Names that should be on every infant's tongue! Shall days and months and years and centuries pass, And still your merits be unrecked, unsung?More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Precious to me—it is the Dinner Bell. Oh blessed Bell! Thou bringest beef and beer...More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But what is coffee, but a noxious berry, Born to keep used-up Londoners awake?More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But ah! disasters have their use; And life might e'en be too sunshiny...More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The auld wife sat at her ivied door, (Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese) A thing she had frequently done before; And her spectacles lay on her apron'd knees...More Charles Calverley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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