More Bab Ballads cover

More Bab Ballads

W. S. Gilbert (d 1911)

1. 01 - Mister William
2. 02 - The Bumboat Woman's Story
3. 03 - The Two Ogres
4. 04 - Little Oliver
5. 05 - Pasha Bailey Ben
6. 06 - Lieutenant-Colonel Flare
7. 07 - Lost Mr. Blake
8. 08 - The Baby's Vengeance
9. 09 - The Captain And The Mermaids
10. 10 - Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-Le-Bow
11. 11 - An Unfortunate Likeness
12. 12 - Gregory Parable, LL.D.

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Summary

This is a subset of the first twelve poems from the second collection of Gilbert’s “Bab Ballads” – light verses poking fun at the life and people of his time in Gilbert’s unique “topsy-turvey” style. The epitaph on his memorial on the Victoria Embankment in London is “HIS FOE WAS FOLLY AND HIS WEAPON WIT”, an epitaph amply exemplified in these verses.