Austin Henry Dobson

Here you will find the Poem A Rondeau to Ethel of poet Austin Henry Dobson

A Rondeau to Ethel

?IN teacup-times?! The style of dress 
Would suit your beauty, I confess; 
 BELINDA-like, the patch you ?d wear; 
 I picture you with powdered hair,? 
You ?d make a charming Shepherdess! 
And I?no doubt?could well express 
SIR PLUME?S complete conceitedness,? 
 Could poise a clouded cane with care 
 ?In teacup-times?! 
The parts would fit precisely?yes: 
We should achieve a huge success! 
 You should disdain, and I despair, 
 With quite the true Augustan air; 
But ? could I love you more, or less,? 
 ?In teacup-times??