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Famous Abjuring Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Abjuring poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous abjuring poems. These examples illustrate what a famous abjuring poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Burns, Robert
 The Devil the prey will despise.

And there will be Douglasses doughty,
 New christening towns far and near;
Abjuring their democrat doings,
 By kissin’ the —— o’ a Peer:
And there will be folk frae Saint Mary’s
 A house o’ great merit and note;
The deil ane but honours them highly—
 The deil ane will gie them his vote!

And there will be Kenmure sae gen’rous,
 Whose honour is proof to the storm,
To save them from stark reprobation,
 He lent them his name in the F...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...the wind, he hangs,
 A gibbet’s tassel.

But lest you think I am uncivil
To plague you with this draunting drivel,
Abjuring a’ intentions evil,
 I quat my pen,
The Lord preserve us frae the devil!
 Amen! Amen!...Read More

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