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William Schwenck Gilbert (Уильям Швенк Гильберт)


An Appeal


Oh! is there not one maiden breast
Which does not feel the moral beauty
Of making worldly interest
Subordinate to sense of duty?
Who would not give up willingly
All matrimonial ambition
To rescue such a one as I
From his unfortunate position?

Oh, is there not one maiden here,
Whose homely face and bad complexion
Have caused all hopes to disappear
Of ever winning man's affection?
To such a one, if such there be,
I swear by heaven's arch above you,
If you will cast your eyes on me, -
However plain you be - I'll love you! 



William Schwenck Gilbert's other poems:
  1. The Played-Out Humorist
  2. The Working Monarch
  3. Babette's Love
  4. To Phoebe
  5. The Modest Couple


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Algernon Swinburne (Алджернон Суинбёрн) An Appeal ("Art thou indeed among these")

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