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Famous Fair Play Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...very star within my hearin!
An’ by her een wha was a dear ane!
 I’ll ne’er forget;
I hope to gie the jads a clearin
 In fair play yet.


My loss I mourn, but not repent it;
I’ll seek my pursie whare I tint it;
Ance to the Indies I were wonted,
 Some cantraip hour
By some sweet elf I’ll yet be dinted;
 Then vive l’amour!


Faites mes baissemains respectueuses,
To sentimental sister Susie,
And honest Lucky; no to roose you,
 Ye may be proud,
That sic a couple Fate allows ye...Read More



by Burns, Robert
...us scorn!
Wi’ tippenny, we fear nae evil;
Wi’ usquabae, we’ll face the devil!
The swats sae ream’d in Tammie’s noddle,
Fair play, he car’d na deils a boddle,
But Maggie stood, right sair astonish’d,
Till, by the heel and hand admonish’d,
She ventur’d forward on the light;
And, wow! Tam saw an unco sight!


 Warlocks and witches in a dance:
Nae cotillon, brent new frae France,
But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels,
Put life and mettle in their heels.
A winnock-bunke...Read More

by Blake, William
...v'd, till wantonness
A 1000 nd liberty began t' increase,
And one man lay in another's way;
Then laws were made to keep fair play....Read More

by Burns, Robert
...us scorn!
Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil;
Wi' usquabae, we'll face the devil!
The swats sae reamed in Tammie's noddle,
Fair play, he cared na deils a boddle.
But Maggie stood right sair astonished,
Till, by the heel and hand admonished,
She ventured forward on the light;
And, wow! Tam saw an unco sight!
Warlocks and witches in a dance;
Nae cotillion, brent new frae France,
But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels,
Put life and mettle in their heels.
A winnock-bunk...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...The Show is not the Show
But they that go --
Menagerie to me
My Neighbor be --
Fair Play --
Both went to see --...Read More



by McGonagall, William Topaz
...rms
By the unjust laws of the land and the sheriffs' alarms. 

And in my opinion, such treatment is very cruel;
And fair play, 'tis said, is a precious jewel;
But such treatment causes women to fret and to dote,
Because they are deprived of the parliamentary Franchise vote. 

In my opinion, what a man pays for he certainly should get;
And if he does not, he will certainly fret;
And why wouldn't women do the very same?
Therefore, to demand the parliamentary Franchise t...Read More

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