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A Cavalier Song

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Kentish Sir Byng stood for his King,
Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing:
And, pressing a troop unable to stoop
And see the rogues flourish and honest folk droop,
Marched them along, fifty score strong,
Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.
God for King Charles! Pym and such carles
To the Devil that prompts 'em their treasonous parles!
Cavaliers, up! Lips from the cup,
Hands from the pasty, nor bite take nor sup

Till you're-
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Seamus O Brian 06 November 2016

A great martial anthem. I wonder if they actually sung this while marching?

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 November 2016

Marched them along! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 06 November 2016

A great poem on militia anthem. Enjoyed reading it.

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Ramesh T A 06 November 2016

Military marching song by Robert Browning is rendered in a cavalier manner is quite interesting to read and enjoy after long!

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Mizzy ........ 06 November 2016

Great rousing write!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 November 2017

An intelligently crafted piece from one of the Victorian poets whose legacies have endured.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 November 2017

Such an inspiring song by Robert Browning.....

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 06 November 2017

Lovely poem to revisit here.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 November 2017

Beautiful poem on military marching has been nicely and astutely penned by Robert Browning.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 November 2016

Hold by the right, you double your might; Nice song....

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