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Famous Stell Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...ld not subdue,
 Thro’ many warlike ages,
Is wrought now by a coward few,
 For hireling traitor’s wages.
The English stell we could disdain,
 Secure in valour’s station;
But English gold has been our bane—
 Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!

O would, or I had seen the day
 That Treason thus could sell us,
My auld grey head had lien in clay,
 Wi’ Bruce and loyal Wallace!
But pith and power, till my last hour,
 I’ll mak this declaration;
We’re bought and sold for English...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...Scotland greetin owre her thrissle;
Her mutchkin stowp as toom’s a whissle;
An’ d—mn’d excisemen in a bussle,
 Seizin a stell,
Triumphant crushin’t like a mussel,
 Or limpet shell!

Then, on the tither hand present her—
A blackguard smuggler right behint her,
An’ cheek-for-chow, a chuffie vintner
 Colleaguing join,
Picking her pouch as bare as winter
 Of a’ kind coin.

Is there, that bears the name o’ Scot,
But feels his heart’s bluid rising hot,
To see his poor auld mi...Read More

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