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Famous Auditor Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Jonson, Ben
...makes each man's wit his own :  And, told of this, he slights it.  Tut, such crimes     The sluggish gaping auditor devours ;  He marks not whose 'twas first : and after-times     May judge it to be his, as well as ours.  Fool !  as if half eyes will not know a fleece     From locks of wool, or shreds from the whole piece ?  ...Read More

by Stevens, Wallace
...gave no rest. 
103 Into a savage color he went on. 

104 How greatly had he grown in his demesne, 
105 This auditor of insects! He that saw 
106 The stride of vanishing autumn in a park 
107 By way of decorous melancholy; he 
108 That wrote his couplet yearly to the spring, 
109 As dissertation of profound delight, 
110 Stopping, on voyage, in a land of snakes, 
111 Found his vicissitudes had much enlarged 
112 His apprehension, made him intricate 
113 In ...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
Y-like a staff, there was no calf y-seen
Well could he keep a garner* and a bin* *storeplaces for grain
There was no auditor could on him win
Well wist he by the drought, and by the rain,
The yielding of his seed and of his grain
His lorde's sheep, his neat*, and his dairy *cattle
His swine, his horse, his store, and his poultry,
Were wholly in this Reeve's governing,
And by his cov'nant gave he reckoning,
Since that his lord was twenty year of age;
There could no man brin...Read More

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