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English Poetry. Norman Rowland Gale. Revenge. Норман Гейл.






Norman Rowland Gale (Норман Гейл)

Revenge

    Last week, when conning Cicero
      In New Big School,
    Smith called me, by a paraphrase,
      A senseless mule:
    I wasn't sharp enough just then
      To answer, Jack,
    That pots had oft been known to call
      The kettles black!

    And in the Close the other day
      He called me 'Muff!'
    I think I've borne his impudence
      Quite long enough!
    From length to length abusive men
      Can quickly pass,
    So I was hardly staggered when
      He called me 'Ass!'

    But in the nets on Friday eve
      I long did toil
    To make old Smith rub in at night
      St. Jacob's Oil!
    If on the Smithian shins remains
      An unbruised inch
    My name is not Bartholomew
      Ezekiel Finch!

Norman Rowland Gale’s other poems:

  1. The Church Cricketant
  2. The Hope of Surrey
  3. The Last Ball of Summer
  4. The Commentator
  5. Star-Gazing

Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Letitia Landon (Летиция Лэндон) Revenge («Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair»)




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