Who is Robert William Service

poetRobert ServiceRobert W. Service, c. 1905Born(1874-01-16)January 16, 1874
Preston, Lancashire, EnglandDiedSeptember 11, 1958(1958-09-11) (aged 84)
Lancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, FranceResting placeLancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, Fr...
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Robert William Service Poems

  • Prelude: Ballads Of A Bohemian
    Alas! upon some starry height,
    The Gods of Excellence to please,
    This hand of mine will never smite
    The Harp of High Serenities. ...
  • L'envoi - Ballads Of A Bohemian
    We've finished up the filthy war;
    We've won what we were fighting for . . .
    (Or have we? I don't know).
    But anyway I have my wish: ...
  • The Bright Side
    Oh, one gets used to everything!
    I hum a merry song,
    And up the street and round the square
    I wheel my chair along; ...
  • L'envoi (songs Of A Sourdough)
    You who have lived in the Land,
    You who have trusted the trail;
    You who are strong to withstand,
    You who are swift to assail; ...
  • Rhymes Of A Rolling Stone - Prelude
    I sing no idle songs of dalliance days,
    No dreams Elysian inspire my rhyming;
    I have no Celia to enchant my lays,
    No pipes of Pan have set my heart to chiming. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Robert William Service

Life 295 God 292 Never 262 Heart 262 I Love You 234 Love 234 Night 210 Away 194 Joy 179 Good 175


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  • Anitahart: 199/365 trees, trees against the sky— o i have loved them well! there are pleasures you cannot buy, treasurers you cannot sell, and not the smallest of these is the gift and glory of trees. - robert william service
  • Netenglish: the return by robert william service (1874-1958)
  • Davidcranmerun1: the creation of the national research council along with george ellery hale and robert millikan. society for science was founded in 1921 by journalist edward w. scripps and zoologist william emerson ritter, under the name "science service", with the goal of informing the public
  • Kristoferkawas: prince william reportedly told prince george he’ll be king one day “around his seventh birthday” the royal wants to prepare his son for a life of “service and duty,” according to battle of brothers author robert lacey.
  • Gibbssooner: look familiar? the geological survey building by architects william t. & robert w. vahlberg (1948) was in service on campus from 1951 - 2008, when it began its transformation into today's gould hall! see this & more in our "renegades" exhibition here:
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Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean
 by Michael Drayton

What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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