Sonnets of a Budding Bard

Nixon WATERMAN (1859 - 1944)

This is a volume of 25 sonnets by American poet Nixon Waterman. The sonnets are written from the perspective of a school boy, and are very humorous, supported by some excellent illustrations by John A. Williams. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Lines wrote in School whilst I shouldst have been studyin' my Lesson Sonia
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Play 02 Thoughts thought whilst thinkin' about Mary and her Pet Lamb Scotty Smith
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Play 03 Lines wrote whilst thinkin' about how Pa acts when dressin' up Syan Bateman
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Play 04 Lines wrote whilst realizin' we oughtst to be kind to dumb Brutes Scotty Smith
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Play 05 Lines wrote whilst thinkin' about our Parents in the Garden of Eden mas192
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Play 06 Lines wrote whilst smartin' from Punishment received for lyin' Sonia
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Play 07 Thoughts thought about Ma's Notions regardin' Love and House-keepin' Sonia
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Play 08 Thoughts thought whilst thinkin' of Peary on a hot Summer Day Sonia
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Play 09 Thoughts thought whilst thinkin' of a Thanksgivin' Day Turkey Larry Wilson
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Play 10 Sonnet wrote whilst thinkin' of my Sister Maymie's homely Beau Kalynda
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Play 11 Lines wrote whilst recoverin' from an Accident caused by a Hornet Scotty Smith
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Play 12 Lines wrote on a Summer Day whilst thinkin' of a Soda-fountain Jason in Panama
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Play 13 Lines wrote after bein' scolded for not doin' as Children used to Jason in Panama
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Play 14 Lines wrote on readin' how Cleopatra made Men act very foolish Jason in Panama
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Play 15 Sonnet wrote whilst thinkin' what I wouldst do with Carnegie's Gold Jason in Panama
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Play 16 Some Thoughts thought whilst havin' to bathe in a Bath-tub Jason in Panama
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Play 17 Lines wrote in School whilst throwin' Glances at Susan Sanderson Larry Wilson
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Play 18 Thoughts thought whilst mowin' the Lawn on a Saturday Afternoon Jason in Panama
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Play 19 Sonnet wrote on the Fly-leaf of my Grammar durin' School Hours Sonia
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Play 20 Thoughts thought on hearin' Folks find Fault with the Weather Sonia
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Play 21 Lines wrote after seein' Shakespeare's Hamlet from an Upper Gallery Larry Wilson
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Play 22 Sonnet wrote whilst retrospectively contemplatin' my First Cigar Larry Wilson
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Play 23 Sonnet wrote whilst thinkin' about a Vacation spent on a Farm Sonia
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Play 24 Lines composed after seein' a Book full of Byron's Love Letters Larry Wilson
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Play 25 Sonnet wrote after hearin' a Youth oratin' about "Casabianca" Sonia
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