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Famous Scullion Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord him, 
'Prince, thou shalt go disguised to Arthur's hall, 
And hire thyself to serve for meats and drinks 
Among the scullions and the kitchen-knaves, 
And those that hand the dish across the bar. 
Nor shalt thou tell thy name to anyone. 
And thou shalt serve a twelvemonth and a day.' 

For so the Queen believed that when her son 
Beheld his only way to glory lead 
Low down through villain kitchen-vassalage, 
Her own true Gareth was too princely-proud 
To pass ...Read More

by Edgar, Marriott
...per annum to him
As could tell him how his could be done.

Then up spoke the bold Lambert Simne 
The King's private scullion he were,
He said: "Just one word in thy ear 'ole, O King,
I've a plan as will stop all this 'ere."

Then he took the King up in a corner, 
Where no one could hear what they said,
He hadn't got far when King started to laff 
And he laffed till he had to he bled.

T 'were a plan to anticipate Perkin, 
By getting in first with these tales,
Star...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
Let him be hooded or caged
Till the yellow eye has grown mild,
For larder and spit are bare,
The old cook enraged,
The scullion gone wild.'

'I will not be clapped in a hood,
Nor a cage, nor alight upon wrist,
Now I have learnt to be proud
Hovering over the wood
In the broken mist
Or tumbling cloud.'

'What tumbling cloud did you cleave,
Yellow-eyed hawk of the mind,
Last evening? that I, who had sat
Dumbfounded before a knave,
Should give to my friend
A pretence of ...Read More

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