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Famous Sculks Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...each Day his State declin'd, 
'Till leaving Town, and Wife, and Debts behind,
To his Acquaintance at the Rural Seat 
He Sculks, and humbly sues for a Retreat. 
Whence comes this Change, has Wisdom left that Head, 
(His Friend demands) where such right Schemes were bred? 
What Phrenzy, what Delirium mars the Scull, 
Which fill'd the Chests, and was it self so full? 
Here interrupting, sadly he Reply'd, 
In Me's no Change, but Fate must all Things guide; 
To Providence I at...Read More

by Johnson, Samuel
...the madded land,
31 When statutes glean the refuse of the sword,
32 How much more safe the vassal than the lord,
33 Low sculks the hind beneath the rage of pow'r,
34 And leaves the wealthy traitor in the Tow'r,
35 Untouch'd his cottage, and his slumbers sound,
36 Tho' confiscation's vultures hover round.

37 The needy traveller, serene and gay,
38 Walks the wild heath, and sings his toil away.
39 Does envy seize thee? crush th' upbraiding joy,
40 Increase his riches a...Read More

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