Charles Dickens
Little Nell’s Funeral by Charles Dickens

Little Nell’s Funeral by Charles Dickens

And now the bell, - the bell She had so often heard by night and day And listened to with solemn pleasure, E'en as a living voice, - Rung its remorseless toll for her, So young, ...

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The Song Of The Wreck by Charles Dickens

The Song Of The Wreck by Charles Dickens

The wind blew high, the waters raved,A ship drove on the land,A hundred human creatures savedKneel'd down upon the sand.Threescore were drown'd, threescore were thrownUpon the ...

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Squire Norton’s Song by Charles Dickens

Squire Norton’s Song by Charles Dickens

The child and the old man sat aloneIn the quiet, peaceful shadeOf the old green boughs, that had richly grownIn the deep, thick forest glade.It was a soft and pleasant sound,That ...

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A Child’s Hymn by Charles Dickens

A Child’s Hymn by Charles Dickens

Hear my prayer, O heavenly Father,Ere I lay me down to sleep;Bid Thy angels, pure and holy,Round my bed their vigil keep.My sins are heavy, but Thy mercyFar outweighs them, every ...

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Lucy’s Song by Charles Dickens

Lucy’s Song by Charles Dickens

How beautiful at eventideTo see the twilight shadows pale,Steal o'er the landscape, far and wide,O'er stream and meadow, mound and dale!How soft is Nature's calm reposeWhen ...

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A Fine Old English Gentleman by Charles Dickens

A Fine Old English Gentleman by Charles Dickens

I'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate,Of the days of that old gentleman who had that old estate;When they spent the public money at a bountiful old rateOn ...

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The Ivy Green by Charles Dickens

The Ivy Green by Charles Dickens

Oh, a dainty plant is the Ivy green,That creepeth o'er ruins old!Of right choice food are his meals, I ween,In his cell so lone and cold.The wall must be crumbled, the stone ...

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The Hymn Of The Wiltshire Laborers by Charles Dickens

The Hymn Of The Wiltshire Laborers by Charles Dickens

O God! who by Thy prophet's handDidst smite the rocky brake,Whence water came, at Thy command,Thy people's thirst to slake;Strike, now, upon this granite wall,Stern, obdurate, and ...

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Gabriel’s Grub Song by Charles Dickens

Gabriel’s Grub Song by Charles Dickens

Brave lodgings for one, brave lodgings for one,A few feet of cold earth, when life is done;A stone at the head, a stone at the feet;A rich, juicy meal for the worms to eat;Rank ...

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George Edmunds’ Song by Charles Dickens

George Edmunds’ Song by Charles Dickens

Autumn leaves, autumn leaves, lie strewn around he here;Autumn leaves, autumn leaves, how sad, how cold, how drear!How like the hopes of childhood's day,Thick clust'ring on the ...

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