The Inchcape Rock

“The Inchcape Rock” is a ballad written by English poet Robert Southey. Published in 1802, it tells the story of a 14th-century attempt by the Abbot of Arbroath (“Aberbrothock”) to install a warning bell on Inchcape, a notorious sandstone reef about 11 miles (18 km) off the east coast of Scotland.

You Are Old, Father William

“You Are Old, Father William” is a poem by Lewis Carroll that first appeared in his book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865).