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Famous Beadle Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Melville, Herman
None, lads, none!

Here on this settle
He wore the true crown,
King of good fellows,
And Fat Jack was one - 
Now, Beadle of England
In formal array - 
Best fellow alive
On a throne flung away!

Companions and cronies
Keep fast and lament; - 
Come, drawer, more sack here
To drown discontent;
For now intuitions
Shall wither to codes,
Pragmatized morals
Shall libel the gods.

One I instructed,
Yea, talked to -alone:
Precept -example
Clean away thrown!

Sorrow makes thi...Read More

by Lear, Edward
There was an Old Man of Quebec,—A beetle ran over his neck;But he cried, "With a needle I'll slay you, O beadle!"That angry Old Man of Quebec. ...Read More

by Lear, Edward
There was an Old Person of CheadleWas put in the stocks by the BeadleFor stealing some pigs, some coats, and some wigs,That horrible person of Cheadle. ...Read More

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