The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, Annual Extravaganva July 1923
|Queen Elizabeth||Mr. N. L. Knell|
Oh! 'tis a glorious thing, I ween,
To be a regular Royal Queen!
No half-and-half affair, I mean
But a right-down regular Royal Queen.
|Bessie Throckmorton (Attendant on Queen)||Miss M. Morpeth|
Thus always it was ruled:
And when a woman smiled,
The strong man was a child.
The sage a noodle.
|Sir Walter Raleigh||Mr. A. W. Free|
I thought 'twas Venus from her isle,
And wondered where she'd left her sparrows.
|Earl of Essex||Mr. H. Adams|
A little, curly-headed, good-for-nothing,
And mischief-making monkey from his birth.
Lo! with a voice unspeakably dramatic,
Lo! with a gesture, singularly fine.
|Landlady||Miss G. Aplin|
Lords and Ladies in Waiting, Musicians, Villagers, etc., etc.