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    On a tree by a river a little tom-tit
    Sang “Willow, titwillow, titwillow!”
    And I said to him, “Dicky-bird, why do you sit
    Singing, ‘Willow, titwillow, titwillow’?
    Is it a weakness of intellect, birdie?” I cried,
    “Or a rather tough worm in your little inside?”
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Your Beauty, ripe, and calm, and fresh,
    As Eastern Summers are,
    Must now, forsaking Time and Flesh,
    Add light to some small Star.
    Sir William Davenant (1606–1668)

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

    I am the very pattern of a modern Major-Gineral,
    I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral;
    I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical,
    From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    That celebrated,
    The Duke of Plaza-Toro!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    We will get everything out of her that you can squeeze out of a lemon and a bit more.... I will squeeze her until you can hear the pips squeak.
    Eric, Sir Geddes (1875–1937)