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Poem by Lewis Carroll


(To Miss May Forshall.)

HE shouts amain, he shouts again,
(Her brother, fierce, as bluff King Hal),
"I tell you flat, I shall do that!"
She softly whispers " 'May' for 'shall'!"
He wistful sighed one eventide
(Her friend, that made this Madrigal),
"And shall I kiss you, pretty Miss!"
Smiling she answered " 'May' for 'shall'!"

With eager eyes my reader cries,
"Your friend must be indeed a val-
-uable child, so sweet, so mild!
What do you call her?" "May For shall." 

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's other poems:
  1. Hiawatha's Photographing
  2. Theme with Variations
  3. Ye Carpette Knyghte
  4. Fame's Penny-Trumpet
  5. Size and Tears

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Arthur Symons Madrigal ("May we not love as others do")
  • William Drummond Madrigal ("TRITONS, which bounding dive")

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