William Schwenck Gilbert

William Schwenck Gilbert

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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, which produced fourteen comic operas.
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The Englishman

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He is an Englishman
For he himself has said it,
And it's greatly to his credit,
That he is an Englishman
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Thomas Winterbottom Hance

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IN all the towns and cities
On Merry England's broad expanse,
No swordsman ever could
With
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Ellen McJones Aberdeen

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ON
TY
US
Was the son of an elderly labouring man;
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Dont Forget!

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Now,
Marco, dear,
My wishes hear:
While you're
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The Two Majors

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An excellent soldier who's worthy the
Loves officers dashing and strict:
When good, he's content with escaping all blame,
When naughty, he likes to be licked
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The Sorcerer Act I

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IS
Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, an Elderly
Alexis, of the Grenadier Guards—His
Dr
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The Disagreeable Man

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If you give me your attention,
I will tell you what I am:
I'm a genuine philanthropist - all other kinds are sham
Each little fault of temper and each social
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Emily John James and I

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LY
NE was a nursery maid,
ES was a bold Life Guard,
HN was a constable, poorly paid(And I am a doggerel bard)
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A Merry Madrigal

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Brightly dawns our wedding day;
Joyous hour, we give thee greeting
Whither, whither art thou fleeting
Fickle moment, prithee stay
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The Bumboat Womans Story

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I'm old, my dears, and shrivelled with age, and work, and grief,
My eyes are gone, and my teeth have been drawn by Time, the Thief
For terrible sights I've seen, and dangers great I've run -I'm nearly seventy now, and my work is almost d...
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The Way of Wooing

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A maiden sat at her window wide,
Pretty enough for a Prince's bride,
Yet nobody came to claim her
She sat like a beautiful picture there,
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King Goodheart

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There lived a King, as I've been
In the wonder-working days of old,
When hearts were twice as good as gold,
And twenty times as mellow
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Thespis Act I

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HMS Pinafore Act I

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IS
The Rt
Hon Sir Joseph Porter,
K
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King Borria Bungalee Boo

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NG
IA
EE
Was a man-eating African swell;
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The Captain and the Mermaids

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I
NG a legend of the sea,
So hard-a-port upon your lee
A ship on starboard tack
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