Complete list of Plum’s verses on this site

In the interest of facilitating access to all the verses penned by Plum, we present this menu, which shows only the poems.

****NOTE**** If you select the option "Back to Menu" at the bottom of any of the stories listed here, it will take you to the magazine menu that the story belongs to. If you wish to return here, choose the "Back" command in your browser, or re-select the Verses option from the top Notes & Lists menu.

 

The Alleynian

On the New Football Ground – February 1899

On Purely Hypothetical Subjects – June 1899

The Great Day – March 1913

 

Books of To-day and Books of To-morrow

Songs on the Situation – February 1904

Songs on the Situation – March 1904

Songs on the Situation – April 1904

Exposed – July 1904

A New Industry – October 1904

Tell Me No More – November 1904

The Czar's Complaint – February 1905

The Premier Speaks – March 1905

The Ballad of Show Sunday – April 1905

Too Much Hamlet – May 1905

Not Yet! – June 1905

The Ballade of August – August 1905

Songs of the Moment – October 1905

The Phalanx – January 1906

All Over – February 1906

Thoughts on a Recent Wooing – March 1906

The Drama at a Glance – April 1906

A Royal Academy Study – May 1906

The Premier to the Suffragettes – June 1906

To a German Waiter – August 1906

The Millennium – October 1906

Ubique – November 1906

Farewell to 1906 – January 1907

The Audience at the Court Theatre – February 1907

Mr Beerbohm Tree – March 1907

Suffragette Songs – April 1907

The Colonial Premiers – May 1907

All about the Aerial Derby – June 1907

How the Attack Was Received – July 1907

Our Slack Youth – August 1907

The Ruling Passion – September 1907

Limelight Limericks – October 1907

The Abolition of the Censor – November 1907

Chat about Claimants – January 1908

Women Workers – February 1908

Maud – July 1908

Our Literary Men – August 1908

 

Daily Chronicle

Spare the Rod – September 8, 1902

Autumn – September 10, 1902

A National Peril – October 13, 1902

To a Policeman Poet – November 24, 1902

An Optimist – December 1, 1902

A Solitary Triumph – January 12, 1903

Society’s Latest Movements – January 19, 1903

Consolation – January 22, 1903

Necessary Abstinence – January 31, 1903

The New Tonic – February 7, 1903

Paradise – February 9, 1903

The Pessimist – February 16, 1903

An Infallible System – February 27, 1903

A Useless Example – March 2, 1903

To a Constable – March 14, 1903

The Antidote – March 18, 1903

His Subject – March 23, 1903

The New Atkins – March 26, 1903

A Sound Cure – March 28, 1903

The Pariah – March 31, 1903

Active Remedies – April 2, 1903

The Privileged Class – April 11, 1903

Pegasus Complains – April 22, 1903

An Exhibition Tragedy – May 13, 1903

A Word in Season – June 18, 1903

The Barber’s Love Song – June 23, 1903

Modern Improvements – September 23, 1903

My Lady of the Nicotine – September 30, 1903

The Emperor’s Song – October 2, 1903

The Modern Babe – October 3, 1903

The Latest Cure – October 8, 1903

Peace – October 15, 1903

The Art of Conversation – January 21, 1904

Poems for the Pushful – January 27, 1904

The Criminal – February 4, 1904

Painless Dentistry – February 11, 1904

De Tea – February 15, 1904

The Bachelor’s Song – February 20, 1904

Tabloid Love Letters – March 7, 1904

Hard Times – March 12, 1904

Plain Dealing – March 18, 1904

The Barred Dance – March 22, 1904

An Open Letter – March 25, 1904

A Warning – April 2, 1904

The Thin Blue Line – April 8, 1904

Flannel – June 6, 1904

My Views – July 18, 1904

Lines by a Host – August 8, 1904

Mainly About Ralph – October 14, 1904

Vale! – October 20, 1904

The Doyen – January 2, 1905

The New Order – January 9, 1905

A Defence – January 21, 1905

The Deserter – February 18, 1905

Business Begins – September 28, 1905

Sherlock Holmes’s Lament – October 3, 1905

For the Defence – September 19, 1906

 

Daily Express

The Parrot verses – September 30 – December 21, 1903

Election Songs – January 11, 1906

It was the Stout Progressive on the Tram – February 8, 1907

To Thomas, Songster – March 15, 1907

The New Drama – January 13, 1913

 

Evening News

Perfection – 21 February 1903

Reformed – 11 March 1903

The Romance of Crime – 19 March 1903

In the Air – 26 March 1903

An Appetiser – 4 June 1903

A Hard Choice – 10 June 1903

The Prodigal – 15 June 1903

The Perils of the Egg – 22 June 1903

 

Fun Magazine

The Lost Repartee – January 5, 1901

The Amateur Photograph – March 2, 1901

Morning Carol – April 6, 1901

The Editor’s Song – June 12, 1901

 

Novel Magazine

The Rivals – August 1905

The Sailor – April 1906

 

Pearson's Magazine (UK)

The Hesitating Lover – November 1903 (Xmas Xtra)

The Perplexed Poet – November 1903 (Xmas Xtra)

A Bridge Tragedy – July 1905

The Reform of Murphy’s Rents – October 1905

The Umpire – July 1906

The Old Cricketer's Story – September 1906

The Very First – September 1906

My Forte – November 1906

Joe – May 1907

Sing It! – July 1907

The Traitor – September 1907

An Ultimatum – February 1908

Missed! – August 1908

Wasted Sympathy – June 1909

The Outcast – April 1910

 

Punch

’Tis Folly to Be Wise – October 29, 1902

The Lotus Eaters – December 17, 1902

The Gourmet’s Love Song – December 24, 1902

To William (whom we have missed) – December 31, 1902

Vale! – January 21, 1903

Avenged! – February 11, 1903

The Lost Leader – March 4, 1903

Caution – March 11, 1903

A Pastoral – April 8, 1903

A War Office Enquiry – April 15, 1903

Damon and Pythias – April 22, 1903

Back to His Native Strand – May 27, 1903

“Culture” (verse within story “The Servant Problem”) – June 3, 1903

For One Night Only – June 10, 1903

The Haunted Tram – June 17, 1903

The Song Spotter – July 8, 1903

Actor James – July 29, 1903

Shattered Dreams – July 29, 1903

La Belle Dame Sans Merci – August 19, 1903

The Infant in Arms – September 9, 1903

The Cricketer in Winter – September 30, 1903

The Future Atkins – October 21, 1903

Mixed Hockey – December 2, 1903

The Happy Marriage – December 9, 1903

To an Amazon – August 17, 1904

Revival of Native Grand Opera: I. My Medical Opera (libretto) – August 31, 1904

A Shattered Illusion – September 7, 1904

Revival of Native Grand Opera: II. My Draper’s Opera (libretto) – September 7, 1904

Revival of Native Grand Opera: My Draper’s Opera: Act Two (libretto) – September 14, 1904

Fashion’s Phases [Not by PGW!] – August 2, 1905

The Daring Damsel [Not by PGW!] – December 6, 1905

Our Military Critic Speaks – October 17, 1906

The Soap King’s Daughter (drama and verse) – November 7, 1906

To an Unknown Colleague (verse by PGW’s brother Ernest Armine Wodehouse) – January 1, 1919

 

Royal Magazine

The Rhyme of the Sitter-Out – April 1903

The Ballad of the Beard – November 1905

 

Scraps – Literary and Pictorial

The Cynic – December 5, 1902

 

Vanity Fair (UK)

Fame – March 26, 1903

Theatrical Things – April 16, 1903

One in a Thousand – June 23, 1904

The Stout Blue Line – June 23, 1904

Inconstancy – June 30, 1904

Strawberries and Cream – June 30, 1904

July, 1904 – July 7, 1904

To a Henley Minstrel – July 14, 1904

False Premises – July 21, 1904

The Immortals – July 28, 1904

Bank Holiday – August 4, 1904

Good Advice – August 4, 1904

Air – Bedelia – August 11, 1904

To Thomas – August 11, 1904

To a Juvenile Smoker – August 18, 1904

Sic Transit – August 25, 1904

The Twilight of the Gods – September 1, 1904

Coming Over – September 8, 1904

The Ballad of Success – September 8, 1904

The Pleasures of Youth – September 15, 1904

A Haven of Rest – September 22, 1904

The Fireman's Story – September 29, 1904

The Literary Life – October 6, 1904

The Chaperone – October 13, 1904

Laissez Faire – October 20, 1904

A Latter-Day Miracle – October 27, 1904

All the Fun – November 3, 1904

The Modern Playgoer – November 3, 1904

A Protest – November 10, 1904

The Life of Pleasure – November 10, 1904

The Clerk's Lament – November 17, 1904

Prima Facie Evidence – December 15, 1904

The Benefactor – December 22, 1904

Tommy's Cap – December 29, 1904

The Road to Success – January 5, 1905

Cacoethes Scribendi – January 12, 1905

The Rhyme of the Bassinette – January 19, 1905

Mainly About Mush – January 26, 1905

Stage Reform – February 9, 1905

The Muse and the Motor – March 2, 1905

Tommy's Teeth – March 16, 1905

The Ballad of the Interviewer – March 23, 1905

The Policewoman – March 30, 1905

The Maiden's Tragedy – April 13, 1905

The New Order – April 13, 1905

The Passive Prowlers F.C. – April 27, 1905

An Appeal – May 4, 1905

At Barkston – October 19, 1905

Two Epigrams – October 26, 1905

From Pole to Poll – January 18, 1906

A Paradox – January 25, 1906

An Election Episode – February 1, 1906

Untitled (Judge Deuel) – February 8, 1906

It is Our Opening Day – February 15, 1906

L’Affaire Clarke – March 22, 1906

The Family Scapegrace – April 19, 1906

The Proclamation – May 10, 1906

The Paris Policeman – May 17, 1906

The Sublime to the Ridiculous – May 17, 1906

The Immortal – May 24, 1906

A Little Dinner at Chicago – June 7, 1906

Men of the Moment – June 21, 1906

Unsigned Limerick – June 21, 1906

At Drury Lane – October 3, 1906

At the Vaudeville – October 3, 1906

 

Vanity Fair (US)

For One Night Only (verse) – October 1919

 

The World

An Olympia Nightmare – November 27, 1906

The Frozen Face – December 4, 1906

The Thought Reader – December 25, 1906