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The Glove And The Lions

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King Francis was a hearty king, and loved a royal sport,
And one day as his lions fought, sat looking on the court;
The nobles filled the benches, and the ladies in their pride,
And 'mongst them sat the Count de Lorge, with one for whom he sighed:
And truly 'twas a gallant thing to see that crowning show,
Valour and love, and a king above, and the royal beasts below.

Ramped and roared the lions, with horrid laughing jaws;
They bit, they glared, gave blows like beams, a wind went with their paws;
With wallowing might and stifled roar they rolled on one another;
Till all the pit with sand and mane was in a thunderous smother;
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victor 13 October 2018
true love never challenges but surrenders if the Prince is eaten by the lions the love she said to have is a lie with vanity
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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 October 2016
Amazing style of the story poem has made it a pleasure to read and the moral given in the concluding lines has enhanced it's beauty. Thanks for sharing it here.
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