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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.

  • Poem Bruce Kahl 15/August/07

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