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Hilaire Belloc

(1870 - 1953)

  • Algernon
       Young Algernon, the Doctor's Son,
  • Ballade to Our Lady of Czestochowa
       Lady and Queen and Mystery manifold
  • Because My Faltering Feet
       Because my faltering feet may fail to dare
  • Big Baboon, The
       The Big Baboon is found upon
  • Birds, The
       When Jesus Christ was four years old
  • Catholic Sun, The
       Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
  • Charles Augustus Fortescue
       The nicest child I ever knew
  • Drinking Song, On the Excellence of Burgundy Wine
       My jolly fat host with your face all a-grin,
  • Dromedary, The
       The Dromedary is a cheerful bird:
  • Early Morning, The
       The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
  • Elephant, The
       When people call this beast to mind,
  • Evenlode, The
       I will not try to reach again,
  • Franklin Hyde
       His Uncle came upon Franklin Hyde
  • Frog, The
       Be kind and tender to the Frog,
  • George
       When George's Grandmamma was told
  • Godolphin Horne
       Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born;
  • Ha'nacker Mill
       Sally is gone that was so kindly,
  • Henry King
       The Chief Defect of Henry King
  • Heretics All
       Heretics all, whoever you may be,
  • Heroic Poem in Praise of Wine
       To exalt, enthrone, establish and defend,
  • Hildebrand
       "Oh murder! What was that, Papa!"
  • Hippopotamus, The
       I shoot the Hippopotamus
  • Is there any reward?
       Is there any reward?
  • Jim
       There was a Boy whose name was Jim;
  • Juliet
       How did the party go in Portman Square?
  • Lines For A Christmas Card
       May all my enemies go to hell,
  • Lines to a Don
       Remote and ineffectual Don
  • Lion, The
       The Lion, the Lion, he dwells in the Waste,
  • Lord Finchley
       Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
  • Lord Lundy
       Lord Lundy from his earliest years
  • Marmozet, The
       The species Man and Marmozet
  • Microbe, The
       The Microbe is so very small
  • Night, The
       Most Holy Night, that still dost keep
  • October
       Look, how those steep woods on the mountain's face
  • Pelagian Drinking Song, The
       Pelagius lived at Kardanoel
  • Rebecca
       A trick that everyone abhors
  • Scorpion, The
       The Scorpion is as black as soot,
  • Song
       You wear the morning like your dress
  • South Country, The
       When I am living in the Midlands
  • Tarantella
       Do you remember an Inn,
  • Tiger, The
       The tiger, on the other hand,
  • Vulture, The
       The Vulture eats between his meals,
  • Whale, The
       The Whale that wanders round the Pole
  • Yak, The
       As a friend to the children commend me the Yak.