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vamonoscreative: A quick sketch of William Schwenck Gilbert English dramatist and poet librettist born on this day.

edpearce080759: Gilbert & Sullivan's William Schwenck Gilbert was born on November 18, 1836. For more November 18th anniversaries, including Christopher Columbus first sighting the island now known as Puerto Rico, the first cabaret, and the first US TV sitcom check out

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

operahollandpk: It's Sir William Schwenck Gilbert's 186th birthday! Happy birthday to the librettist half of Gilbert and Sullivan. We can't wait for our third G&S co-production, Ruddigore, with Charles Court Opera in 2023. What is your favourite G&S?

ModernLibrary: William Schwenck Gilbert, born November 18, 1836. My object all sublime I shall achieve in time— To let the punishment fit the crime, The punishment fit the crime.

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - When All the Night Long a Chap Remains, text by William Schwenck Gilbert and set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download the text:

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - The Policeman's Song, text by William Schwenck Gilbert and set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download the text:

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - My Boy, You May Take It from Me, text by William Schwenck Gilbert and set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download the text:

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - If You Give Me Your Attention, text by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert & set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download:

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BruceArthurs4: It's October, spooky time stuff! The rather lean gentleman below is by "Bab", the artistic pseudonym of William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911), aka half of the Gilbert & Sullivan playwrighting duo. From THE BAB BALLADS (1898), a collection of WSG's early writing & drawings.

svmke1: “If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or, trust me, you haven't a chance.” (Sir William Schwenck Gilbert)

AndrewJCrowther: Sir William Schwenck Gilbert died 111 years ago today, on 29 May 1911

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - When All the Night Long a Chap Remains, text by William Schwenck Gilbert and set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download the text:

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - The Policeman's Song, text by William Schwenck Gilbert and set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download the text:

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - My Boy, You May Take It from Me, text by William Schwenck Gilbert and set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download the text:

IPASource: Perfect for Bass - If You Give Me Your Attention, text by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert & set by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. Download:

psycmikev: One Against the World by William Schwenck Gilbert copy

geekylizzie1: The Bab Ballads by William Schwenck Gilbert

prelfe2102: Has there ever been a greater lyricist than William Schwenck Gilbert? "Hardly ever sick at sea"

DaveWilsonf: Download PDF Book Delphi Complete Works of Gilbert and Sullivan (Illustrated) by William Schwenck Gilbert, Arthur Seymour Sullivan

nyartguy: Born Nov. 18: Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Sojourner Truth, William Schwenck Gilbert, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Clarence Day, Carl Vinson, Eugene Ormandy, George Gallup, Imogene Coca, Johnny Mercer, Alan Shepard, Dorothy Collins, David Hemmings, Len Bias

dalston_boy: W.S.Gilbert (Sir William Schwenck Gilbert) born 18 November 1836 in London. Partner of Arthur Sullivan, who together produced 14 wonderful comic operas. Gilbert died of a heart attack in 1911, having dived into a lake to try to assist a swimmer in distress.

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

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.

Visiongeo: “When everyone is somebody - then no one’s anybody. “ Sir William Schwenck Gilbert.

MacCocktail: “It's love that makes the world go round.” ― William Schwenck Gilbert (died this day, May 29, 1911)

ArmandoMandap: Quote of the Day “It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.” Sir William Schwenck Gilbert » Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas .

LarryJSmith16: “It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.” Sir William Schwenck Gilbert » Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator.

fancy62629: It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs. -Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

EastshireWbusy: Quote of the day : “It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert.

comp0s_ment1s: Life's perhaps the only Riddle that we shrink from giving up. -William Schwenck Gilbert-

EnglishTreasure: OTD 18th Nov 1836, the dramatist, poet & illustrator Sir William Schwenck 'W'S' Gilbert was born at 17 Southampton Street in The Strand, London. His father was a surgeon.

JulieHowlin: Sir William Schwenck "W.S." Gilbert, the lyricist half of the team of Gilbert and Sullivan was born on this date in 1836. 10 things you didn't know about him:

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

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.

BenSteelmanSN: "Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?" Birthday of William Schwenck Gilbert, half of Gilbert & Sullivan.

PotsdamCoop: When the footpads quail at the night bird's wail, And black dogs bay at the moon, Then is the specters' holiday- then is the ghosts' high noon! ~ Sir William Schwenck Gilbert Happy Halloween everyone!

MMJYBBJWIdols: Dies in Harrow, England at the age of 74 on May 29, 1911, of a heart attack while attempting to rescue a drowning swimmer, William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan).

IdealistAnarchy: “I grew so rich that I was sent By a pocket borough into Parliament. I always voted at my party’s call, And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.” – Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (and Sullivan), H. M. S. Pinafore,

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.

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