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Winthrop Mackworth Praed

Winthrop Mackworth Praed

Winthrop Mackworth Praed (28 July 180215 July 1839) was an English politician and poet.

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  • And oh! I shall find how, day by day,
    All thoughts and things look older;
    How the laugh of pleasure grows less gay,
    And the heart of friendship colder.
    • "Twenty-eight and Twenty-nine" in The Poetical Works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (published 1860) p. 212.
  • She was our queen, our rose, our star;
    And then she danced—O Heaven, her dancing!
    • "The Belle of the Ball" in The Poetical Works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (published 1860) p. 139.
  • Some lie beneath the churchyard stone,
    And some before the speaker.
    • School and Schoolfellows.
  • I remember, I remember
    How my childhood fleeted by,—
    The mirth of its December
    And the warmth of its July.
    • "I remember, I remember" in The Poetical Works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (published 1860) p. 248. Compare: " I remember, I remember / The house where I was born", Thomas Hood, I remember, I remember.
  • His partners at the whist-club said
    That he was faultless in his dealings.
    • Quince.
  • Dame Fortune is a fickle gipsy,
    And always blind, and often tipsy;
    Sometimes for years and years together,
    She ’ll bless you with the sunniest weather,
    Bestowing honour, pudding, pence,
    You can’t imagine why or whence;—
    Then in a moment—Presto, pass!—
    Your joys are withered like the grass;
    • The haunted Tree.
  • John Bull was beat at Waterloo!
    They’ll swear to that in France.
    • Waterloo.
  • Of science and logic he chatters,
    As fine and as fast as he can;
    Though I am no judge of such matters,
    I’m sure he’s a talented man.
    • The talented Man.

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