A Treasury of Humorous Poetry continues. I’ve heard a lot about “The Wonderful One Hoss Shay”, so it was very interesting to see it at last. Oliver Wendell Holmes used to be such a household name; and now a name to memorize is all he is, to most of us.
“The Schoolmaster Abroad with His Son” by Charles Stuart Calverley
“The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay” by Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Captain Reece” by William S. Gilbert (aka W.S. Gilbert of “Gilbert and Sullivan” fame)
“The Courtin'” by James Russell Lowell