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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist librettist poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan of which the most famous include HMS Pinafore The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre The Mikado These as well as most of their other Savoy operas continue to be performed regularly throughout the English-speaking world and beyond by opera companies repertory companies schools and community theatre groups Lines from these works have become part of the English language such as short sharp shock What never Well hardly ever and Let the punishment fit the crime Gilbert also wrote the Bab Ballads an extensive collection of light verse accompanied by his own comical drawings His creative output included over 75 plays and libretti numerous stories poems lyrics and various other comic and serious pieces His plays and realistic style of stage direction inspired other dramatists including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw According to The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Gilberts lyrical facility and his mastery of metre raised the poetical quality of comic opera to a position that it had never reached before and has not reached since Source - Wikipedia

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List of poems by William Schwenck Gilbert 169 total

Babette's Love
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A Discontented Sugar Broker
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A Classical Revival
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Old Paul and Old Tim
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The Baffled Grumbler
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The Reverend Simon Magus
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An Unfortunate Likeness
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The Heavy Dragoon
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To Phoebe
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The Darned Mounseer 125 ViewsRate it
The Highly Respectable Gondolier
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Life Is Lovely All the Year
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Limited Liability
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The Force of Argument
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The House of Peers
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Damon vs. Pythias
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The Perils of Invisibility
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Sans Souci
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The Humane Mikado
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The Suicide's Grave
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Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter
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Sir Barnaby Bampton Boo
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The Two Majors
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The Rover's Apology
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Gentle Alice Brown
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The Bumboat Woman's Story
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The Pantomime Super to His Mask
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Braid the Raven Hair
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Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow
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King Borria Bungalee Boo
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Lost Mr. Blake
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The Fickle Breeze
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A Recipe 104 ViewsRate it
Ah Me!
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The Modest Couple
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Poetry Everywhere
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The British Tar
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The Cunning Woman
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The Folly of Brown - By a General Agent
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The Two Ogres
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The Bishop of Rum-Ti-Foo Again
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Disillusioned - By an Ex-Enthusiast
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Out of Sorts
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The Periwinkle Girl
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The Duke of Plaza-Toro
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The Rival Curates
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Girl Graduates
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The Three Kings of Chickeraboo
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A Mirage
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A Nightmare
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The Love-Sick Boy
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Thespis: Act I
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Haunted
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Ferdinando and Elvira
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Gregory Parable, LL.D.
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Only Roses
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The Magnet and the Churn
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The Sensation Captain
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The Yarn of the Nancy Bell
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The Bishop of Rum-Ti-Foo
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The Mystic Selvagee
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Little Oliver
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The Aesthete
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To a Little Maid - by a Politician 88 ViewsRate it
Life
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Lorenzo De Lardy
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The Contemplative Sentry 87 ViewsRate it
The Great Oak Tree 87 ViewsRate it
The Sorcerer: Act I
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To the Terrestrial Globe 81 ViewsRate it
The Captain and the Mermaids
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The Disconcerted Tenor
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The Judge's Song
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The Disagreeable Man
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The Modern Major-General
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The Susceptible Chancellor 78 ViewsRate it
The Martinet
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The Coming By-and-By
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The Ghost, the Gallant, the Gael, and the Goblin
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The Duke and the Duchess
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The Reverend Micah Sowls
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The Reward of Merit
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Emily, John, James, and I
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The Merryman and His Maid
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Sir Macklin
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The Bishop and the Busman
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The Independent Bee
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The Sailor Boy to His Lass
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Pasha Bailey Ben
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Speculation
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At a Pantomime. By a Bilious One
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General John
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Lieutenant-Colonel Flare
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My Lady
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Phrenology
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Proper Bride
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The Baby's Vengeance
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Thomas Winterbottom Hance
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Etiquette
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True Diffidence
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The Fairy Queen's Song
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The Haughty Actor
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He and She
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The Ape and the Lady
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Thespis: Act II
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To My Bride (Whoever She May Be) 64 ViewsRate it
Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum
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They'll None of 'Em Be Missed
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Brave Alum Bey
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The Fairy Curate
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A Worm Will Turn
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Anglicised Utopia
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Said I to Myself, Said I
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Sir Guy the Crusader
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The Englishman 60 ViewsRate it
Would You Know?
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Thomson Green and Harriet Hale
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A Manager's Perplexities
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First Love
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Only a Dancing Girl
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A Merry Madrigal
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Sleep On!
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One Against the World 55 ViewsRate it
Bob Polter
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Don't Forget!
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The Working Monarch
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King Goodheart
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He Loves!
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Mister William
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An Appeal
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The First Lord's Song
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When I First Put This Uniform On
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An English Girl
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John and Freddy
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The Family Fool
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Ellen McJones Aberdeen
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The Mighty Must 50 ViewsRate it
Hongree and Mahry
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Solatium
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Is Life a Boon
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A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid
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Eheu Fugaces -- !
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How It's Done
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Peter the Wag
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The Sorcerer: Act II
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Captain Reece
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Tempora Mutantur 42 ViewsRate it
The Ghosts' High Noon
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The Troubadour
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Put a Penny in the Slot
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The National Anthem
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Trial by Jury
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When a Merry Maiden Marries
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The Sorcerer's Song
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Good Little Girls 36 ViewsRate it
The Precocious Baby - a Very True Tale
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Blue Blood
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The Phantom Curate
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The Way of Wooing
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The Policeman's Lot
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The Story of Prince Agib
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The Played-Out Humorist
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The Tangled Skein
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Willow Waly!
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Her Terms
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The Philosophic Pill
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A Merry Madrigal.
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A Recipe. 3 ViewsRate it
A Mirage.
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