The Little Book of Society Verse
I do not tremble when I meet / The stoutest of my foes, / But Heaven defend me from the friend / Who comes—but never goes.
My Familiar, ll. 5–8.
John Godfrey

The Little Book of Society Verse

Compiled by Claude Moore Fuess and Harold Crawford Stearns

Bibliographic Record Preface




Vanity Fair by Frederick Locker-Lampson
To a Child by Austin Dobson
To Mabel by Edward Sandford Martin
To a Child of Quality, Five Years Old by Matthew Prior
Feminine Arithmetic by Charles Graham Halpine
To Critics by Walter Learned
The Prime of Life by Walter Learned
Upon His Gray Haires by Robert Herrick
Jenny Kiss’d Me When We Met by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Love in a Cottage by Nathaniel Parker Willis
Art above Nature by Robert Herrick
Dollie by Samuel Minturn Peck
To Minnie by Robert Louis Stevenson
My Mistress’s Boots by Frederick Locker-Lampson
Ianthe by Walter Savage Landor
To Miss Creuze, on Her Birthday by William Cowper
Dirce by Walter Savage Landor
Truth by Oliver Herford
Senex’s Soliloquy on His Youthful Idol by Thomas Campbell
To Fanny by Thomas Moore
Ad Chloen, M.A. by Mortimer Collins
Oh, See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers by A. E. Housman
To No One in Particular by Witter Bynner
Coming out by Owen Seaman
Good-night to the Season by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
My Rival by Rudyard Kipling
The Female Phaeton by Matthew Prior
Answer to Chloe Jealous by Matthew Prior
Why Don’t the Men Propose by Thomas Haynes Bayly
The Ladies of St. James’s by Austin Dobson
To Phyllis by Thomas Moore
To Sapho by Robert Herrick
In Explanation by Walter Learned
Snowdrop by William Wetmore Story
Atalanta in Camden-town by Lewis Carroll
No Longer Jealous by Walter Savage Landor
Upon a Venerable Rival by William Cowper
Verse by Walter Savage Landor
Rose’s Birthday by Walter Savage Landor
Love by Charles Stuart Calverley
Our Ball by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Imitation by Henry Cuyler Bunner
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
The White Flag by John Hay
A Dialogue from Plato by Austin Dobson
Avice by Austin Dobson
At the Church Gate by William Makepeace Thackeray
To a Lady by Lord Byron
A Lesson in Mythology by Eliza C. Hall
Because by Edward Fitzgerald
A Rhyme for Priscilla by Frank Dempster Sherman
The Spelling Lesson by Carolyn Wells
A Nice Correspondent by Frederick Locker-Lampson
Dictum Sapienti by Charles Henry Webb
What She Said about It by Charles Henry Webb
Dora versus Rose by Austin Dobson
Soli Cantare Periti Arcades by Ernest Dowson
Conversation Galante by T. S. Eliot
To Celia by Sir Charles Sedley
The Merchant by Matthew Prior
A Man’s Requirements by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
She Is Not Fair by Franklin P. Adams
Song of Thyrsis by Philip Freneau
Out upon It, I Have Loved by Sir John Suckling
The Peremptory Lover by Unknown
To Phœbe by William Schwenck Gilbert
Epithalamium by Edward Sandford Martin
When Love Is Kind by Thomas Moore
Thalia by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
To Chloe by Thomas Moore
Da Capo by Henry Cuyler Bunner
An Interlude by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Ballade of the Devil-May-Care by Gelett Burgess
The Bachelor’s Dream by Thomas Hood
Shall I, Wasting in Despair by George Wither
If by James Jeffrey Roche
Mrs. Smith by Frederick Locker-Lampson
An Old Rondo by Frank Dempster Sherman
When I Loved You by Thomas Moore
Sigh No More, Ladies by William Shakespeare
The Superfluous Man by John Godfrey Saxe
Companions by Charles Stuart Calverley
On the Brink by Charles Stuart Calverley
Magdalena” by Henry Cuyler Bunner
Good-night by Edward Fitzgerald
The Modern Belle by Anonymous
Friend and Lover by Mary Ainge de Vere
The Romaunt of the Rose by Austin Dobson
The Look by Sara Teasdale
Catharina by William Cowper
We Two Learned the Lesson Together by Rudyard Kipling
When I Was One-and-Twenty by A. E. Housman
Florine by Thomas Campbell
Proud Word You Never Spoke by Walter Savage Landor
The Rose by William Cowper
The Time I’ve Lost in Wooing by Thomas Moore
Cupid Mistaken by Matthew Prior
Song by John Donne
The Gift by Oliver Goldsmith
Why So Pale and Wan? by Sir John Suckling
Changed by Charles Stuart Calverley
Her Letter by Francis Bret Harte
Please to Ring the Belle by Thomas Hood
Plays by Walter Savage Landor
Fashion by Arthur Guiterman
My Fancy by Lewis Carroll
The Ideal Husband to His Wife by Sam Walter Foss
To Minerva by Thomas Hood
A Fashionable Novel by Thomas Haynes Bayly
My Familiar by John Godfrey Saxe
Without and Within by James Russell Lowell
A Little Brother of the Rich by Edward Sandford Martin
To Correspondents by Andrew Lang
A Terrible Infant by Frederick Locker-Lampson
To an Insect by Oliver Wendell Holmes
On an Intaglio Head of Minerva by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The Eight-Day Clock by Alfred Cochrane
The Ballad of Bouillabaisse by William Makepeace Thackeray
My Boy by James Whitcomb Riley
An Old Man to an Old Madeira by Silas Weir Mitchell
The Portrait of “A Gentleman” by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Old Grimes by Albert Gorton Greene
The Last Leaf by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Vicar by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
The Effects of Age by Walter Savage Landor
A Chapter of Froissart by Austin Dobson
School and School Fellows by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Five O’Clock by David Morton
Love and Age by Thomas Love Peacock
The Belle of the Ball-room by Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Chivalry at a Discount by Edward Fitzgerald
She Was a Beauty” by Henry Cuyler Bunner
To a Soubrette by Eugene Field
Dolly Varden by Francis Bret Harte
Pot-pourri by Austin Dobson
Lydia Dick by Eugene Field
The Romance of a Glove by H. Saville Clarke
A Gage D’Amour by Austin Dobson
Old Letters by Frederick Locker-Lampson
The Quaker Lady by Silas Weir Mitchell
Dorothy Q. by Oliver Wendell Holmes
To My Grandmother by Frederick Locker-Lampson
The Minuet by Mary Mapes Dodge
My Aunt’s Spectre by Mortimer Collins
My Aunt by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Ballad of Dead Ladies by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Vanitas Vanitatum by William Makepeace Thackeray