William Schwenck Gilbert

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Roy_Wallen: The meaning doesn't matter if it's only idle chatter of a transcendental kind. – William Schwenck Gilbert, born on this date in 1836

edpearce080759: William Schwenck Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame was born on November 18, 1836, in London. As a toddler, Gilbert was kidnapped by bandits in Naples during a family holiday in 1839. He was returned after a £25 ransom was paid.

ARTSalamode: Born 11/18: painters David Wilkie, Gaspar de Crayer, Jean-Paul Lemieux, photog Louis Daguerre, writers Margaret Atwood, William Schwenck "W.S." Gilbert, jazz trumpet Don Cherry, drums Cindy Blackmon, singer/songwriter sheila Jordon, lyricist Johnny Mercer.

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to brilliant writer/librettist William Schwenck Gilbert (November 18,1836, creator of the librettor for “H.M.S. Pinafore” (1878) and other major works.

DesHarney: Happy 183rd birthday to Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, a writer and commentator perhaps best remembered as one half of that famous pantomime horse, Gilbert O'Sullivan. Economist Espresso celebrates by sharing lines from 'H.M.S. Pinafore' that could apply…

stanleyoperaco: Operetta fans. We know you’re out there. The first night of our funny new show, full of the best songs of William Schwenck Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, is just a week away. Tickets:

WikiPageBot: Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, which produced fourteen comic operas. The most famous of these inc...

EnglishTreasure: Sir Arthur composed several hymns including the well known 'Onward Christian Soldiers' but he is of course best remembered for his collaborations with the dramatist and poet Sir William Schwenck. Gilbert.

CompEngineer01: you're like a young William Schwenck Gilbert Ÿ˜‚

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 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

GOD to his untaught children sent

Law, order, knowledge, art, from high,
And ev'ry heav'nly favour lent,

The world's hard lot to qualify.
They knew not how they should behave,


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