Historical Poems that Students Love
. . . and Other Favorite Verses



Old Ironsides   by Oliver Wendel Holmes
The Marines Hymn   —Anonymous
Danegeld   by Rudyard Kipling
The Charge of the Light Brigade   by Alfred Tennyson
The Twins   by Henry Sambrooke Leigh              
The Story of Augustus   by Heinrich Hoffman
Tyger   by William Blake
Hildebrand   by Hilaire Belloc
Algernon   by Hilaire Belloc
B for Bear   by Hilaire Belloc
Ozymandias   by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Young and Old   by Charles Kingsley


Jim   by Hilaire Belloc
Abul Abduldul Amir   by Percy French
Oonts   by Rudyard Kipling
The Burial of Sir John Moore   by Charles Wolfe
The Cremation of Sam McGee   by Robert Service
Derelict   by Ewing Allison
Clancy Lowered the Boom
Fuzzy Wuzzy   by Rudyard Kipling
The Gettysburg Address   by Abraham Lincoln
All the World's a Stage   by Shakespeare
Advice of Polonius to Laertes   by Shakespeare
To-morrow and To-morrow   by Shakespeare
If—   by Rudyard Kipling
The Three Witches   by Shakespeare
Ingratitude   by Shakespeare
O Captain! My Captain!   by Walt Whitman
Jabberwocky   by Lewis Carroll
The Siege of Belgrade   by A. A. Watts
The Pines   by Robert Service
Invictus   by William Henley


Gunga Din   by Rudyard Kipling
The Walrus and the Carpenter   by Lewis Carroll
The Spell of the Yukon   by Robert Service
Speech before the Battle of Agincourt   by Shakespeare
Mark Antony's Eulogy   by Shakespeare
Hamlet's Soliloquey   by Shakespeare
Casey at Bat   by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Ballad of the East and West   by Rudyard Kipling
The Gods of the Copybook Headings   by Rudyard Kipling
The Song of the Strange Ascetic   by G. K. Chesterton
Lepanto   by G. K. Chesterton
The Young British Soldier   by Rudyard Kipling