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Humour in Verse

Humour in Verse
An Anthology

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    Ben Jonson, William Walsh, Matthew Prior, Samuel Johnson, Abel Evans, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Gray, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Boyce, William Cowper, Peter Pindar (John Wolcot), Charles Dibdin, George Colman, Edward Lysaght, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Lamb, Horace Smith, John Jane Taylor, James Henry Leigh Hunt, Thomas Ingoldsby, Frederick Marryat, Thomas Hood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Lear, John Godfrey Saxe, James Thomas Fields, Charles Stuart Calverley, Lewis Carroll, William Schwenck Gilbert, George Thomas Lanigan, Thomas Edward Spencer, Eugene Field, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Quiller-Couch, St John Hankin, Hillaire Belloc, John Joy Bell, Walter de la Mare, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, John Masefield, Cicely Fox Smith, Martin Armstrong, Frederick William Harvey, Humbert Wolfe, Christopher Morley, Guy Boas, A. B. Cox, Winifred M. Letts, Patrick R. Chalmers, H. A. Field, T. Bolt, Eva L. Ogden
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    • Publication planned for: June 2019
    • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316601723

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    • Originally published in 1937, this anthology of humorous poems was created for the younger reader as a supplement to the more serious material found in numerous school anthologies. The guiding principle of the text is that 'Wit, as much as the passions, claims its place in poetry, and, in English particularly, enjoys the honour of a great tradition.' This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in comic verse and English poetry.

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      • Publication planned for: June 2019
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781316601723
      • length: 140 pages
      • dimensions: 178 x 127 x 8 mm
      • weight: 0.14kg
      • availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
    • Table of Contents

      Preface
      Acknowledgments
      1. King John and the Abbot of Canterbury Anonymous
      2. Robin Goodfellow Ben Jonson
      3. The Despairing Lover William Walsh
      4. A Reasonable Affliction Matthew Prior
      5. The Turnip Crier Samuel Johnson
      6. On a Fat Man Abel Evans
      7. Abroad and at Home Jonathan Swift
      8. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Thomas Gray
      9. Elegy on Mrs Mary Blaize Oliver Goldsmith
      10. The Grand Tour Samuel Boyce
      11. The Diverting History of John Gilpin William Cowper
      12. The Razor-Seller Peter Pindar (John Wolcot)
      13. King Canute and his Nobles Peter Pinddar (John Wolcot)
      14. The Sailor's Consolation Charles Dibdin
      15. Lodgings for a Single Gentleman George Colman
      16. The Second Samson George Colman
      17. Kitty of Coleraine Edward Lysaght
      18. The rain Anonymous
      19. Always Audible Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      20. On a Volunteer Singer Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      21. Feigned Courage Charles Lamb
      22. The Triumph of the Whale Charles Lamb
      23. The Collegian and the Porter Horace Smith
      24. The Jester Condemned to Death Horace Smith
      25. Contented John Jane Taylor
      26. The Glove and the Lions James Henry Leigh Hunt
      27. Miss Ellen Gee of Kew Anonymous
      28. The Jackdaw of Rheins Thomas Ingoldsby
      29. The Captain Stood on the Carronade Frederick Marryat
      30. Domestic Asides Thomas Hood
      31. Our Village Thomas Hood
      32. The Superiority of Machinery Thomas Hood
      33. Faithless Sally Brown Thomas Hood
      34. Fable Ralph Waldo Emerson
      35. The Height of the Ridiculous Oliver Wendell Holmes
      36. The Ballad of the Oysterman Oliver Wendell Holmes
      37. A Tragic Story William Makepeace Thackeray
      38. The Sorrows of Werther William Makepeace Thackeray
      39. The Snuff-Boxes Anonymous
      40. The Nutcrackers and the Sugar-Tongs Edward Lear
      41. The Blind Man and the Elephant John Godfrey Saxe
      42. A Puzzle Anonymous
      43. The Owl Critic James Thomas Fields
      44. Sad Memories Charles Stuart Calverley
      45. You Are Old, Father William Lewis Carroll
      46. The Mad Gardener's Song Lewis Carroll
      47. A Nightmare William Schwenck Gilbert
      48. Etiquette William Schwenck Gilbert
      49. A Threnody George Thomas Lanigan
      50. Ben the Stoker Thomas Edward Spencer
      51. The Princess Ming Eugene Field
      52. The Limitations of Youth Eugene Field
      53. A Post Impressionist Arthur Conan Doyle
      54. Sage Counsel Arthur Quiller-Couch
      55. De Gustibus- St John Hankin
      56. Rebecca Hillaire Belloc
      57. Henry King Hillaire Belloc
      58. The Hen John Joy Bell
      59. Off the Ground Walter de la Mare
      60. Five Eyes Walter de la Mare
      61. The Rolling English Road Gilbert Keith Chesterton
      62. Captain Stratton's Fancy John Masefield
      63. The Wine of Life Cicely Fox Smith
      64. Follow the Sea Cicely Fox Smith
      65. Miss Thompson Goes Shopping Martin Armstrong
      66. Ducks Frederick William Harvey
      67. Two Sparrows Humbert Wolfe
      68. Smells Christopher Morley
      69. Chocolates Guy Boas
      70. Rastus A. B. Cox
      71. Tim, an Irish Terrier Winifred M. Letts
      72. Roundabouts and Swings Patrick R. Chalmers
      73. The Sad Story of a Motor Fan H. A. Field
      74. A Quate-So Story Anonymous
      75. The Cheerful Crocodile T. Bolt
      76. The Sea Eva L. Ogden.

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      W. E. Slater

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      Ben Jonson, William Walsh, Matthew Prior, Samuel Johnson, Abel Evans, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Gray, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Boyce, William Cowper, Peter Pindar (John Wolcot), Charles Dibdin, George Colman, Edward Lysaght, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Lamb, Horace Smith, John Jane Taylor, James Henry Leigh Hunt, Thomas Ingoldsby, Frederick Marryat, Thomas Hood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Lear, John Godfrey Saxe, James Thomas Fields, Charles Stuart Calverley, Lewis Carroll, William Schwenck Gilbert, George Thomas Lanigan, Thomas Edward Spencer, Eugene Field, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Quiller-Couch, St John Hankin, Hillaire Belloc, John Joy Bell, Walter de la Mare, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, John Masefield, Cicely Fox Smith, Martin Armstrong, Frederick William Harvey, Humbert Wolfe, Christopher Morley, Guy Boas, A. B. Cox, Winifred M. Letts, Patrick R. Chalmers, H. A. Field, T. Bolt, Eva L. Ogden

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