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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

The Duke of Plaza-Toro
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Babette's Love
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The Yarn of the Nancy Bell
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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 Heavy Dragoon
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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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To Phoebe
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The Darned Mounseer 129 Views
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The Highly Respectable Gondolier
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The Perils of Invisibility
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Limited Liability
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The Magnet and the Churn
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Life Is Lovely All the Year
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Sans Souci
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The House of Peers
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The Force of Argument
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Damon vs. Pythias
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The Bumboat Woman's Story
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The Suicide's Grave
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Gentle Alice Brown
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Braid the Raven Hair
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The Humane Mikado
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The Two Majors
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Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter
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The Rover's Apology
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Sir Barnaby Bampton Boo
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King Borria Bungalee Boo
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The Pantomime Super to His Mask
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The Fickle Breeze
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Lost Mr. Blake
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Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow
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The Modest Couple
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A Recipe 105 Views
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Ah Me!
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Poetry Everywhere
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The British Tar
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The Cunning Woman
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A Nightmare
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The Bishop of Rum-Ti-Foo Again
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The Great Oak Tree 102 Views
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The Two Ogres
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The Folly of Brown - By a General Agent
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Out of Sorts
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The Love-Sick Boy
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The Periwinkle Girl
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The Rival Curates
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Disillusioned - By an Ex-Enthusiast
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The Bishop of Rum-Ti-Foo
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The Three Kings of Chickeraboo
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A Mirage
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Girl Graduates
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Life
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The Modern Major-General
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Thespis: Act I
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Haunted
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The Aesthete
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The Mystic Selvagee
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Ferdinando and Elvira
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Only Roses
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The Sensation Captain
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Gregory Parable, LL.D.
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Little Oliver
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Lorenzo De Lardy
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The Contemplative Sentry 89 Views
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The Judge's Song
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To a Little Maid - by a Politician 88 Views
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The Sorcerer: Act I
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The Captain and the Mermaids
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To the Terrestrial Globe 82 Views
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The Disagreeable Man
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The Disconcerted Tenor
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The Ghost, the Gallant, the Gael, and the Goblin
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The Merryman and His Maid
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The Susceptible Chancellor 78 Views
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King Goodheart
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The Coming By-and-By
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Said I to Myself, Said I
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The Martinet
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Etiquette
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The Reverend Micah Sowls
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Speculation
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The Duke and the Duchess
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The Reward of Merit
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Emily, John, James, and I
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The Bishop and the Busman
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The Englishman 73 Views
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Sir Macklin
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The Fairy Queen's Song
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At a Pantomime. By a Bilious One
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Pasha Bailey Ben
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The Independent Bee
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The Sailor Boy to His Lass
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When a Merry Maiden Marries
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Lieutenant-Colonel Flare
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Phrenology
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General John
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My Lady
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Proper Bride
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The Baby's Vengeance
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The Family Fool
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The Fairy Curate
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Thomas Winterbottom Hance
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The Ape and the Lady
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True Diffidence
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They'll None of 'Em Be Missed
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The Haughty Actor
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Thespis: Act II
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To My Bride (Whoever She May Be) 65 Views
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He and She
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A Merry Madrigal
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Anglicised Utopia
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Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum
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Brave Alum Bey
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First Love
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Only a Dancing Girl
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Sir Guy the Crusader
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A Worm Will Turn
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Would You Know?
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A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid
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Thomson Green and Harriet Hale
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A Manager's Perplexities
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The First Lord's Song
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The Working Monarch
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One Against the World 56 Views
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Bob Polter
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Don't Forget!
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Sleep On!
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When I First Put This Uniform On
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An English Girl
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Captain Reece
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He Loves!
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Mister William
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An Appeal
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John and Freddy
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The Sorcerer: Act II
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Eheu Fugaces -- !
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Ellen McJones Aberdeen
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Solatium
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The Mighty Must 50 Views
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Hongree and Mahry
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Is Life a Boon
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Trial by Jury
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Peter the Wag
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The Ghosts' High Noon
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How It's Done
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The Troubadour
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Tempora Mutantur 42 Views
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Blue Blood
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Put a Penny in the Slot
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The National Anthem
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The Sorcerer's Song
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The Precocious Baby - a Very True Tale
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Good Little Girls 36 Views
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The Story of Prince Agib
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The Phantom Curate
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The Tangled Skein
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The Way of Wooing
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The Policeman's Lot
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The Played-Out Humorist
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Willow Waly!
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The Philosophic Pill
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Her Terms
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A Recipe. 6 Views
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A Merry Madrigal.
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A Mirage.
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