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Author: BELLOC, HILAIRE
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Belloc, Hilaire    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
83 poems available by this author


AUVERGNAT    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a man was half a clown
Last Line: Hilaire belloc.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


BALLADE OF MODEST CONFESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: My reading is extremely deep and wide
Subject(s): Humor


BALLADE TO OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady and queen and mystery manifold
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


BUT HOW MUCH MORE UNFORTUNATE ARE THOSE.    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Wealth; Where Wealth Declines And Population Grows


BUT HOW MUCH MORE UNFORTUNATE ARE THOSE.       


CHARLES AUGUSTUS FORTESCUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The nicest child I ever knew
Last Line: Simply doing right.
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


COURTESY    Poem Text    
First Line: Or courtesy, it is much less
Last Line: My rhyme is written, my work is done.
Subject(s): Courtesy; Christmas; Etiquette; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The; Manners; Courtesy


COURTESY    Poem Text    
First Line: Of courtesy, it is much less
Last Line: My rhyme is written, my work is done.
Subject(s): Christmas; Etiquette; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The; Manners; Courtesy


CRUSADE    Poem Text    
First Line: The kings come riding home from the crusade
Last Line: And young lord raymond stormed jerusalem.


DISCOVERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Life is a long discovery, isn't it
Last Line: That those who loved you best despised you most.
Subject(s): Cynicism; Life


DUNCTON HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: He does not die that can bequeath
Last Line: A boy that sings on duncton hill.
Subject(s): Immortality


FATIGUE; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm tired of love: I'm still more tired of rhyme
Last Line: But money gives me pleasure all the time.
Subject(s): Money


GODOLPHIN HORNE, WHO WAS CURSED WITH THE SIN OF PRIDE, AND BECAME A BOOT-BLACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Godolphin horne was nobly born
Last Line: Who blacks the boots at the savoy
Subject(s): Pride; Coming Of Age; Satire; Social Commentary; Self-esteem; Self-respect


HENRY KING    Poem Text    
First Line: The chief defect of henry king
Variant Title(s): Henry King, Who Chewed Bits Of String ...
Subject(s): King, Henry (1592-1669); Mnemonics


HER FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Because my faltering feet may fail to dare
Last Line: Say that's true now, and I'll believe it then.
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


IN A BOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady! Lady!
Last Line: A ship of pure gold
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


JIM, WHO RAN AWAY FROM HIS NURSE, AND WAS EATEN BY A LION    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a boy whose name was jim
Last Line: For fear of finding something worse.
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


JULIET    Poem Text    
First Line: How did the party go in portman square?
Last Line: Juliet was next to me and I do not know.
Subject(s): Love


LINES FOR A CHRISTMAS CARD    Poem Text    
First Line: May all my enemies go to hell
Last Line: May all my enemies go to hell! / noel! Noel!
Subject(s): Hate; Christmas Cards


LINES TO A DON    Poem Text    
First Line: Remote and ineffectual don
Last Line: That dared attack my chesterton
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism; Hate


LORD FINCHLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord finchley tried to mend the electric light
Last Line: To give employment to the artisan.
Subject(s): Wealth; Labor; Wit & Humor; Riches; Fortunes


LORD HEYGATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord heygate had a troubled face
Last Line: About this unimportant peer
Subject(s): Furnishings; Simplicity; Wit & Humor


LORD HIPPO    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord hippo suffered fearful loss
Last Line: To say that he backed the winner!
Subject(s): Gambling; Horse Racing; Wagering; Betting


LORD LUNDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord lundy from his earliest years
Last Line: How gracious! How lord lundy cried!
Subject(s): Wit & Humor; Crying; Politics & Government


MORAL: FRANKLIN HYDE, WHO CAROUSED IN THE DIRT AND WAS CORRECTED BY HIS UNCLE     Poem Text    
First Line: From franklin hyde's adventure learn
Last Line: May always play with sand
Subject(s): Children; Play; Uncles


NOEL    Poem Text    
First Line: On a winter's night long time ago
Last Line: And the small child jesus smile on you.
Subject(s): Bethlehem, Palestine; Christmas; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


ON A DEAD HOSTESS; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Of this bad world the loveliest and the best
Last Line: Has smiled and said “good night,” and gone to rest
Subject(s): Hospitality


ON A GREAT ELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The accursed power which stands on privilege
Last Line: Which goes with bridge, and women and champagne
Subject(s): Democracy; Wit & Humor


ON A GREAT ELECTION; EPIGRAM       
First Line: The accursed power which stands on privilege
Variant Title(s): On A General Election
Subject(s): Elections; Politics & Government; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


ON A POLITICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, richly, with ridiculous display
Last Line: I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On The Poilitician
Subject(s): Hate; Politics & Government


ON HIS BOOKS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am dead, I hope it may be said
Last Line: His sins were scarlet, but his books were red
Variant Title(s): Epigram
Subject(s): Books & Reading


ON HYGIENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of old when folk lay sick and sorely tried
Last Line: Both how to make men sick and keep them so
Subject(s): Medicine; Drugs, Prescription


ON LADY POLTAGRUE: A PUBLIC PERIL    Poem Text    
First Line: The devil, having nothing else to do
Last Line: To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.
Subject(s): Evil; Villains In Literature


ON MUNDANE ACQUAINTANCES; EPIGRAM       
First Line: Good morning, algernon: good morning, percy
Subject(s): Friendship


ON THE GIFT OF A BOOK TO A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Child! Do not throw this book about
Subject(s): Books; Reading


OUR LORD AND OUR LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: They warned our lady for the child
Last Line: With the white moon at her feet.
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


QUARNERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! My companion, oh! My sister sleep!
Last Line: Oh! My companion, oh! My sister sleep!


REBECCA; WHO SLAMMED DOORS FOR FUN AND PERISHED MISERABLY    Poem Text    
First Line: A trick that everyone abhors
Last Line: -- as often they had done before.
Variant Title(s): Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
Subject(s): Children; Doors; Wit & Humor; Childhood


SARAH BYNG    Poem Text    
First Line: Some years ago you heard me sing
Last Line: That literature breeds distress.
Subject(s): Literature


SEDAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I, from a window where the meuse is wide
Last Line: And round her terrible head the morning stars.
Subject(s): World War I - France


SONNET: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: When you to acheron's ugly water came
Last Line: Good land to leave: and young love satisfied.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SONNET: 21. THE POOR OF LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Almighty god, whose justice like a sun
Last Line: Ring down the abyss of twice ten thousand years
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


STANZAS WRITTEN ON BATTERSEA BRIDGE DURING A SOUTHWESTERLY GALE    Poem Text    
First Line: The woods and downs have caught the mid-december
Subject(s): Sea; Wind; England; Patriotism; Ocean; English


SUSSEX DRINKING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: They sell good beer at haslemere
Last Line: For a bellyful of good ale.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


TARANTELLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember an inn, / miranda?
Last Line: Of the far waterfall like doom.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE BAD CHILD'S BOOK OF BEASTS: INTRODUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I call you bad, my little child
Last Line: "and as the owl discreet."
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE BIG BABOON    Poem Text    
First Line: The big baboon is found upon
Subject(s): Baboons


THE BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: When jesus christ was four years old
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth


THE BISON    Poem Text    
First Line: The bison is vain, and (I write it with pain)
Last Line: But is sewn on with needle and thread.
Subject(s): Bison


THE CAMEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The ship of the desert
Subject(s): Camels


THE CAMELOPARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The camelopard, it is said
Last Line: With stones and sticks and guns and slings.
Subject(s): Giraffes


THE DODO    Poem Text    
First Line: The dodo used to walk around
Last Line: All in the mu-se-um.
Subject(s): Extinct Animals


THE DROMEDARY    Poem Text    
First Line: The dromedary is a cheerful bird:
Subject(s): Camels


THE EARLY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other
Last Line: My brother, good-morning; my sister, good-night.
Variant Title(s): Early Dawn
Subject(s): Morning


THE ELEPHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: When people call this beast to mind
Last Line: So large a trunk before
Subject(s): Elephants


THE ELM    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the place where dorothea smiled
Last Line: This is the place where dorothea smiled
Subject(s): Elm Trees; Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE FROG    Poem Text    
First Line: Be kind and tender to the frog
Last Line: They are extremely rare).
Subject(s): Animals; Frogs


THE GNU    Poem Text    
First Line: G. Stands for gnu, whose weapons of defence
Last Line: That even haydy boers pronounce it wrong
Subject(s): Gnus


THE HIPPOPOTAMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I shoot the hippopotamus
Last Line: His hide is sure to flatten 'em
Subject(s): Animals; Hippopotamuses


THE LEARNED FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: This learned fish has not sufficient brains
Subject(s): Fish


THE LION    Poem Text    
First Line: The lion, the lion, he dwells in waste
Last Line: And a good little child will not play with him.
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


THE LLAMA    Poem Text    
First Line: The llama is a woolly sort of fleecy, hairy goat
Last Line: The mongol of the monastery of shan.
Subject(s): Llamas


THE MARMOZET    Poem Text    
First Line: The species man and marmozet
Last Line: But men are all extinct.
Subject(s): Mankind; Monkeys; Human Race


THE MICROBE    Poem Text    
First Line: The microbe is so very small
Last Line: What nobody is sure about!
Subject(s): Germs; Microscopes


THE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Most holy night, that still dost keep
Last Line: Most holy night.
Subject(s): Sleep


THE PACIFIST; EPIGRAM       
First Line: Pale ebenezer thought it wrong to fight
Last Line: But roaring bill (who killed him) thought it right
Subject(s): Pacifism; Soldiers; Peace Movements


THE POLAR BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The polar bear is unaware
Subject(s): Bears


THE POLITICIAN OF THE IRISH EARLDOM       
First Line: A strong and striking personality
Last Line: To know each other's value more
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


THE PYTHON       
First Line: A python I should not advise
Last Line: The snake is living yet
Subject(s): Pythons


THE REBEL    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a wall of which the stones
Last Line: Should break his hands, as I have done
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE RHINOCEROS    Poem Text    
First Line: Rhinoceros, your hide looks all undone
Last Line: Rhinoceros, you are an ugly beast.
Variant Title(s): Ode To A Rhinoceros
Subject(s): Rhinoceroses


THE SONG CALLED HIS HIDE IS COVERED WITH HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: The dog is a faithful, intelligent friend
Last Line: Whose hide is covered with hair
Variant Title(s): East And West
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hair


THE SOUTH COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am living in the midlands
Last Line: Shall sit and drink with me.
Variant Title(s): The Hills Of The South Country
Subject(s): England; English


THE TELEPHONE; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight in million-voiced london I
Last Line: People of all heaven, although he be but one
Subject(s): Telephones


THE TIGER    Poem Text    
First Line: The tiger, on the other hand, is kittenish and mild
Last Line: Will find a tiger will repay the trouble and expense.
Subject(s): Animals; Tigers


THE VIPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet another great truth I record in my verse
Last Line: But after the second you die.
Subject(s): Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


THE VULTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: The vulture eats between his meals
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Gluttony; Vultures


THE WHALE    Poem Text    
First Line: The whale that wanders round the pole
Subject(s): Whales


THE WORLD'S A STAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The world's a stage. The trifling entrance fee
Last Line: The very worst of modernistic rot
Subject(s): Life Change Events


THE YAK    Poem Text    
First Line: As a friend to the children commend me the yak
Last Line: (I cannot be positive which.)
Subject(s): Animals; Yaks


THEY SAY, AND I AM GLAD THEY SAY       


TO DIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Dives, when you and I go down to hell
Last Line: They order things so damnably in hell
Subject(s): Bible; Charon; Religion; Styx (River); Theology


TO THE BALLIOL MEN STILL IN AFRICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Years ago when I was at balliol
Last Line: God be with you, balliiol men
Subject(s): Balliol College, Oxford