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Poor Honest Men

Rating: 2.9
Your jar of Virginny
Will cost you a guinea,
Which you reckon too much by five shillings or ten;
But light your churchwarden
And judge it according,
When I've told you the troubles of poor honest men.

From the Capes of the Delaware,
As you are well aware,
We sail which tobacco for England-but then,
Our own British cruisers,
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* Sunprincess * 21 September 2015
........very nicely penned, incredible rhythm...love this ?
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Anita Sharma 21 September 2015
excellent poem..loved it
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 21 September 2015
The things are not so different nowadays and a great poem.
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 September 2015
Quick sialing! With the muse of love and life; on an adventure. Nice work.
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Kinyua Karanja 21 September 2015
Men indulge in dangerous adventures in search living and pleasure, This something in their blood. This is a great narrative from Kipling of these hay days.
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Kim Barney 21 September 2015
'Poor Honest Men' who are also smugglers. A fascinating, captivating poem by Mr. Kipling. Deserves a much higher rating than the 5.7 out of ten given by the 63 voters so far!
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