Daily Archives: September 14, 2016

Poem – The Clown’s Reply

JOHN TROTT was desired by two witty peers To tell them the reason why asses had ears? ‘An’t please you,’ quoth John, ‘I’m not given to letters, Nor dare I pretend to know more than my betters; Howe’er, from this … Continue reading

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Poem – The Haunch of Venison 

A POETICAL EPISTLE TO LORD CLARE THANKS, my Lord, for your venison, for finer or fatter Never rang’d in a forest, or smok’d in a platter; The haunch was a picture for painters to study, The fat was so white, … Continue reading

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Poem – The Rover’s Adiew

weary lot is thine, fair maid, A weary lot is thine! To pull the thorn thy brow to braid, And press the rue for wine. A lightsome eye, a soldier’s mien, A feather of the blue, A doublet of the … Continue reading

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Poem – The Truth of Woman 

Woman’s faith, and woman’s trust – Write the characters in the dust; Stamp them on the running stream, Print them on the moon’s pale beam, And each evanescent letter Shall be clearer, firmer, better, And more permanent, I ween, Than … Continue reading

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