William Brighty Rands Poems

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William Brighty Rands
Born in 1823, William Brighty Rands published several volumes of children's literature anonymously and contribuetd to periodicals under various pseudonyms, especially Matthew Browne, Henry Holbeach, and T. Talker. He worked as a reporter in the House of Commons and died in 1882. His major publications are [Browne, Matthew] Chaucer's England (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1869). Lilliput Levee (1864) Lilliput Lectures (London: Strahan, 1871). PR 5209 R2 L5 York University Library Lilliput Revels (New York: G. Routledge, 1871). Microopaque. New York : Readex Microprint, 1970. Center of Research Libraries Database. Lilliput Legends (1872) W. B. Rand, Lilliput Lyrics, ed. R. Brimley Johnson (London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1899). del F Fisher Rare Book Library Biographical information Given name: William Brighty Family name: Rands Birth date: 1823 Death date: 1882

great, wide, beautiful, wonderful world
Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World,
With the wonderful water round you curled,
And th... [read poem]
yellow tulips
Looking into the vase, into the calyx, into the water drop,
Looking into the throat of the flo... [read poem]
out of danger
Heart be kind and sign the release
As the trees their loss approve.
Learn as leaves must l... [read poem]
the ballad of the imam and the shah
(An Old Persian Legend)

to C. E. H.

It started with a stabbing at a well... [read poem]
the ideal
This is where I came from.
I passed this way.
This should not be shameful
Or hard to ... [read poem]
out of the east
Out of the South came Famine.
Out of the West came Strife.
Out of the North came a storm c... [read poem]

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