Quotation by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

Now owing, I'm much disposed to fear,
To his terrible taste for tippling,
That highly respectable gondolier
Could never declare with a mind sincere
Which of the two was his offspring dear
And which the Royal stripling.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911), British parodist, librettist. The Gondoliers.

On—SP. 100 More Story Poems. Elinor Parker, comp. (1960) Thomas Y. Crowell Company.
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