Posted by Sallie Ranken on August 15, 2007
Can anyone supply the rest of this poem? It is a parody of Robert Browning I think but can't remember the original. It starts:
When I had firmly answered no, and he agreed it must be so..
Other bits: I suddenly felt to my great alarm, the grasp of a warm unlicensed arm... and It's the very devil that he and I, ride, ride together, forever ride.
It appeared in the Faber Book of Comic Verse; probably a really old edition dating from between the wars.