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A Runnable Stag

By Davidson, John

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Book Id: WPLBN0000253199
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: A Runnable Stag  
Author: Davidson, John
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: WHEN the pods went pop on the broom, green broom, // And apples began to be golden-skinn'd, // We harbour'd a stag in the Priory coomb, // And we feather'd his trail up-wind, up-wind, // We feather'd his trail up-wind- // A stag of warrant, a stag, a stag, // A runnable stag, a kingly crop, // Brow, bay and tray and three on top, // A stag, a runnable stag. // Then the huntsman's horn rang yap, yap yap, // And 'Forwards' we heard the harbourer shout; // But 'twas only a brocket that broke a gap // In the beechen underwood, driven out, // From the underwood antler'd out // By warrant and might of the stag, the stag, // The runnable stag, whose lordly mind // Was bent on sleep though beam'd and tined // He stood, a runnable stag // So we tufted the covert till afternoon // With Tinkerman's Pup and Bell- of-the-North; // And hunters were sulky and hounds out of tune // Before we tufted the right stag forth, // Before we tufted him forth, // The stag of warrant, the wily stag, // The runnable stag with his kingly crop, // Brow, bay and tray and three on top, // The royal and runnable stag. // It was Bell-of-the-North and Tinkerman's Pup // That stuck to the scent till the copse was drawn. // 'Tally ho! tally ho!' and the hunt was up, // The tufters whipp'd and the pack laid on, // The resolute pack laid on, // And the stag of warrant away at last, // The runnable stag, the same, the same, // His hoofs on fire, his horns like flame, // A stag, a runnable stag. // 'Let your gelding be: if you check or chide...


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