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ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS,
OF THE WORKS OF
COLLECTED AND ANNOTATED BY
Fellow of the Royal Geographical, and Royal Historical Societies ;
“The Poets Laureate of England,” “ The Æsthetic Movement in England,” etc.
A. C. Swinburne. G. R. Sims. Robert Browning.
NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS.
Some things are very good, pick out the best,
Good wits compiled them, and I wrote the rest ;
John TAYLOR, the Water Poet.
REEVES & TURNER, 196, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.
T is now a little more than six years since this publication was commenced, and the completion of the Sixth Volume enables me to say that nearly every Parody of literary merit, or importance, has been mentioned in its pages, wbilst some thousands of the best have been given in full.
To form such a collection required not only an intimate knowledge of English Poetical Literature, but involved the reference to many very rare and scarce books,
English, American, and Colonial. I beg to offer my sincere thanks to the Authors who kindly permitted their copyright poems to be inserted in this volume, particularly to F. Locker-Lampson, Esq., and G. R. Sims, Esq., as well as to the following gentlemen, for copies of Parodies and other information they have afforded-Messrs. Cuthbert Bede, G. H. Brierley, of Cardiff ; F. W. Crawford, T. F. Dillon Croker, Frank Howell, J. H. Ingram, Walter Parke, F. B. Perkins, of San Francisco; C. H, Stephenson, C. H. Waring, and Gleeson White.
In nearly every case the permission of the authors has been obtained for the re-publication of their Parodies; in the few instances where this was not done, it was owing to the impossibility of finding the author's address,
During the progress of the work, some further Parodies appeared of Authors already dealt with, it is proposed to include these in a supplementary volume, which will be published at some future date.
It is believed that the ample Bibliographical information relating to Parodies and Burlesques coatained in this volume will be specially useful to Librarians, Managers of Penny Readings, and Professors of Elocution.
Editors of Provincial Papers who offer prizes for Literary compositions should be on their guard against unscrupulous persons who copy Parodies from this Collection, and send them in as original compositions.
In much of the compilation, and especially those portions requiring the exercise of taste, and in the somewhat dreary process of proof reading, I have been greatly assisted by my wife, whose cheerful co-operation in all my labours adds just the zest which rerders Life worth living.
Whilst bidding my subscribers Farewell, I wish to add that the subject of Parodies will continue to engage my attention, and that I shall always be grateful for any information, or examples, that may be sent to me, addressed to the care of Messrs. Reeves and Turner.
IN DE X.
The Authors of the original poems are arranged in alphabetical order; the titles
Authors of the Parodies are named in italics.
A Bibliography of the Parodies of
Charles Dickens... ...
Ballades ; Rondeaus ;
The Ballade in Bad Weather. J. Ashby Sterry
Ballade of Tobacco
J'ay perdu ma tourterelle ...
Dewy-eyed with shimmering hair ...
Le premier jour du mois de mai ...
Triolets by Austin Dobson...
With Pipe and Book
Ma foi, c'est fait de moi ...
In corsets laced ...
Behold the Deeds. H. E. Bunner ...
Two Rondels ...
In a Cloud of smoke ...
to Landsman's Drift. The World
How I won the Challenge Shield ...
The Bagpiper of Midlothian
The Quest of Barparlo. Judy
Browning is –what?
Come is the Comer
The Latest News. Fun ...
The Losing Leader
A Parleying with a certain person of
importance (Joseph Chamberlain)
A Ballade of the Grosvenor Gallery
Other Ballades ... ...
An Idyll of the Lobby. Pall Mall ...
Shakespeare's Feast, 1769 ...
Alexander (Henderson's) Feast, 1884
Parallel passages and imitations ...
Ode on a Jar of Pickles. Bayard Taylor ...
St. Giles. Henry S. Leigh
A song at Sixty ...
His Girl... ...
Mr. Gladstone in Rome ...
A Gallery of Fair Women ...
Hebrew version ...
A Sermon on this Rhyme ...
Austin Dobson's Version ...
Parodies on “Mary had a Little Lamb ".
Latin Versions ...
French Pence, of Chamberlain, of Arma-
ments, of Tricksters, of Libels, of Dynamite
Thirty Days hath September ...
A French Version
Mems. for 1885 ...
The Three Jolly Ratsmen
The Three Jovial Welshmen
A Latin Version ...
Thank you, Pretty Spotted Snake ...
What are you doing, my Pretty Maid?
Mica, mica, parva stella
Twinkle, twinkle, Boulanger
Will you Migrate to New Zealand ...
'Tis the last Weed of Hudson's
Oh! the Days are gone
A Pinch of Snuff !
Ballade of more Burdens, “This is the cause
I come from vaunted root ...
Scorn not the meerschaum...
Taffy was a Welshman .
A. Phillips, J. Thomson, E. Young, A.
Pipe of Tobacco"
Hand me Another Spill ...
amain ... ... .