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Poem by Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Song


Heres to the maiden of bashful fifteen;	
	Heres to the widow of fifty; 	
Heres to the flaunting extravagant quean, 	
	And heres to the housewife thats thrifty.	
 	
Chorus.	
	Let the toast pass,  	
	Drink to the lass, 	
Ill warrant shell prove an excuse for the glass.	
 	
Heres to the charmer whose dimples we prize;	
	Now to the maid who has none, sir:	
Heres to the girl with a pair of blue eyes,	
	And heres to the nymph with but one, sir. 	
 	
Chorus.  Let the toast pass, &c.	
 	
Heres to the maid with a bosom of snow;	
	Now to her thats as brown as a berry: 	
Heres to the wife with a face full of woe,	
	And now to the girl that is merry. 	
 	
Chorus.  Let the toast pass, &c.	
 	
For let em be clumsy, or let em be slim, 	
	Young or ancient, I care not a feather; 	
So fill a pint bumper quite up to the brim, 	
	And let us een toast them together. 	
 	
Chorus.  Let the toast pass, &c.	
				
The School for Scandal, Act iii, 1777 



Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Richard Brinsley Sheridan's other poems:
  1. O Stay, My Love


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley Song ("Rarely, rarely, comest thou")
  • Samuel Johnson Song ("Not the soft sighs of vernal gales")
  • Charlotte Mew Song ("Love love to-day, my dear")
  • John Davidson Song ("THE boat is chafing at our long delay")
  • Bryan Procter Song ("Here's a health to thee, Mary")
  • George Crabbe Song ("Cease to bid me not to sing")
  • Mary Montagu Song ("How happy is the harden'd heart")
  • George Etherege Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes")
  • Mary Chudleigh Song ("Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?")
  • Edgar Poe Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827
  • Aphra Behn Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine")
  • Emma Lazarus Song ("Frosty lies the winter-landscape")
  • Amy Lowell Song ("Oh! To be a flower")
  • Bayard Taylor Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear")
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe Song ("How happy were my days, till now")
  • Hilaire Belloc Song ("Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year")
  • George Lyttelton Song ("When Delia on the plain appears") 1732
  • Philip Massinger Song ("Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death")
  • Duncan Scott Song ("I have done")
  • Elinor Wylie Song ("It is my thoughts that colour")

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