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    Down went the owners—greedy men whom hope of gain allured:
    Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    “If I can wheedle
    A knife or a needle,
    Why not a Silver Churn?”
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    It’s very hot,
    And weighs a lot,
    As many a guardsman knows,
    So off that helmet goes.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    If they’ve a brain and cerebellum, too,
    They’ve got to leave that brain outside,
    And vote just as their leaders tell ‘em to.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
    Jacob, Sir Astley (1579–1652)

    April, April,
    Laugh thy girlish laughter,
    But, the moment after,
    Weep thy golden tears!
    —Sir William Watson (1858–1935)