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    Matrimonial devotion
    Doesn’t seem to suit her notion.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    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!”
    —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)

    Over Sir John’s hill,
    The hawk on fire hangs still;
    In a hoisted cloud, at drop of dusk, he pulls to his claws
    And gallows, up the rays of his eyes the small birds of the bay....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    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)

    The Law is the true embodiment
    Of everything that’s excellent.
    It has no kind of fault or flaw,
    And I, my Lords, embody the Law.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)