Henry Austin Dobson

English poet and essayist

Austin Dobson (January 18, 1840September 2, 1921) was an English poet and essayist.


  • The ladies of St. James’s!
    They’re painted to the eyes;
    Their white it stays forever
    Their red it never dies:
    But Phillida, my Phillida!
    Her color comes and goes;
    It trembles to a lily,—
    It wavers to a rose.
    • At the Sign of the Lyre (1885).

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