Percy French Works (index)

“I was born a boy and have remained one ever since. Friends and relatives, often urge me to grow up and take an interest in politics, whiskey, race meetings, foreign securities, poor rates, options and other things that men talk about, but no – I am still the small boy messing about with a paintbox, or amusing myself with pencil and paper, while fogies of forty determine the Kaiser’s next move.”
William Percy French.

Further Songs & Poems

“ Goosey, Goosey, Gander ”

Roley Poley

Mother’s Fairies

The Valley of Dunloe

Lines written in praise of Joan Phyllis French

Lines in a Swiss Hotel

“ If I was a Lady ”

“ If ”

The Musician to his Love

The Killyran Wrackers

Ballinaddy

The Islands of Arran

A Little Girl’s Prayer

Sweet Lavender

Cremorne

“ Tell me, O Captain ”

“ Paradise ”

Celestial Painting

Off to the West Indies

Retrospection

“ The only way out of it ”

The next Landing of the French

Hiawatha’s Motoring

Red-Letter Days

L’Envoi

Smiles

Fighting McGuire

Carmody’s Mare

The Cruise of the Pirate Bus

Sweet Marie

Father O’Callaghan

Mick’s Hotel

“ Are ye right there, Michael? ”

The Darling Girl from Clare

Come Back, Paddy Reilly

An Irish Mother

To the West

The Queen’s After-Dinner Speech

Prose & Parodies

 

A COMIC ADVERTISEMENT

EXCELSIOR

FITZWILLIAM SQUARE

HOW HIAWATHA WON THE CUP

THE NURSERY RHYMES

THE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

 

Short Plays & Dialogues

 

The Letter from the Front

Gloom

The Children’s Party

Examination for the post of Editor of Irish Cyclist

The First Lord Lieutenant

My Friend Finnegan

Michael O’Ryan gets the Pension

Larksmead School Breaks Up