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Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Musician's Tale; The Mother's Ghost
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Svend Dyring he rideth adown the glade; I myself was young! There he hath wooed him so winsome a maid; Fair words gladden so many a heart. Togethe...Rate it:

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The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto I.
Coventry Patmore
Preludes. I The Impossibility Lo, Love's obey'd by all. 'Tis right That all should know what they obey, Lest erring conscience damp delight, And ...Rate it:

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The Battle of Glencoe
William Topaz McGonagall
Twas in the month of October, and in the year of 1899, Which the Boers will remember for a very long time, Because by the British Army they receive...Rate it:

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The Battle of the Nile
William Topaz McGonagall
'Twas on the 18th of August in the year of 1798, That Nelson saw with inexpressible delight The City of Alexandria crowded with the ships of France...Rate it:

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The Beauteous Terrorist
Sir Henry Parkes
Soft as the morning's pearly light, Where yet may rise the thunder-cloud, Her gentle face was ever bright With noble thought and purpose proud. Dr...Rate it:

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The Black Sheep
Robert William Service
"The aristocratic ne'er-do-well in Canada frequently finds his way into the ranks of the Royal North-West Mounted Police." -- Extract. Har...Rate it:

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The Borough. Letter XIII: The Alms-House And Trustees
George Crabbe
LEAVE now our streets, and in yon plain behold Those pleasant Seats for the reduced and old; A merchant's gift, whose wife and children died, When ...Rate it:

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The Bulls
Robert William Service
Six bulls I saw as black as jet, With crimsoned horns and amber eyes That chewed their cud without a fret, And swished to brush away the flies, Unw...Rate it:

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The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly
Edward Lear
Once Mr Daddy Long-Legs, Dressed in brown and gray, Walked about upon the sands Upon a summer's day; And there among the pebbles, When the wind was...Rate it:

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The Dream of Eugene Aram
Thomas Hood
'Twas in the prime of summer-time An evening calm and cool, And four-and-twenty happy boys Came bounding out of school: There were some that ra...Rate it:

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The Eviction
William Allingham
In early morning twilight, raw and chill, Damp vapours brooding on the barren hill, Through miles of mire in steady grave array Threescore well-...Rate it:

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The Italian In England
Robert Browning
That second time they hunted me From hill to plain, from shore to sea, And Austria, hounding far and wide Her blood-hounds thro' the country-side, ...Rate it:

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The Journey
Charles Churchill
Some of my friends (for friends I must suppose All, who, not daring to appear my foes, Feign great good-will, and not more full of spite Than full ...Rate it:

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The Leper
Algernon Charles Swinburne
NOTHING is better, I well think, Than love; the hidden well-water Is not so delicate to drink: This was well seen of me and her. I served her in a...Rate it:

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The Man Who Was Away
Andrew Barton Paterson
The widow sought the lawyer's room with children three in tow, She told the lawyer man her tale in tones of deepest woe. She said, "My husband to...Rate it:

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The Men That Fought At Minden
Rudyard Kipling
A Song of Instruction The men that fought at Minden, they was rookies in their time -- So was them that fought at Waterloo! All the 'ole command...Rate it:

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The Modest Couple
William Schwenck Gilbert
When man and maiden meet, I like to see a drooping eye, I always droop my own - I am the shyest of the shy. I'm also fond of bashfulness, and sitti...Rate it:

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The Native Born
Rudyard Kipling
We've drunk to the Queen -- God bless her! -- We've drunk to our mothers' land; We've drunk to our English brother, (But he does not understand); W...Rate it:

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The Sea-Swallows
Algernon Charles Swinburne
THIS FELL when Christmas lights were done, Red rose leaves will never make wine; But before the Easter lights begun; The ways are sair fra’ the Til...Rate it:

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The Shearers Dream
Henry Lawson
O I dreamt I shore in a shearing shed and it was a dream of joy For every one of the rouseabouts was a girl dressed up as a boy Dressed up like a p...Rate it:

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The Siege of Corinth
George Gordon Lord Byron
THE SIEGE OF CORINTH. TO JOHN HOBHOUSE, ESQ., THIS POEM IS INSCRIBED BY HIS FRIEND. January 22, 1816. ADVERTISEMENT "The gra...Rate it:

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The Swagless Swaggie
Edward Harrington
This happened many years ago Before the bush was cleared, When every man was six foot high And wore a flowing beard. One very hot and windy day, A...Rate it:

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The Vision of Judgment
George Gordon Lord Byron
I Saint Peter sat by the celestial gate: His keys were rusty, and the lock was dull, So little trouble had been given of late; Not that th...Rate it:

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The Wreck of the Abercrombie Robinson
William Topaz McGonagall
Twas in the year of 1842 and on the 27th of May That six Companies of the 91st Regiment with spirits light and gay, And forming the Second Battalio...Rate it:

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The Yukoner
Robert William Service
He burned a hole in frozen muck, He pierced the icy mould, And there in six-foot dirt he struck A sack or so of gold. He burned holes in the Decal...Rate it:

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