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Famous Stiffener Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
..., and I'll kill you for half-a-crown! 
But, Boss, you'd better not fight with me -- it wouldn't be fair nor right; 
I'm Stiffener Joe, from the Rocks Brigade, and I killed a man in a fight: 
I served two years for it, fair and square, and now I'm trampin' back, 
To look for a peaceful quiet life away on the outside track." 

"Oh, it's not myself, but a drover chap," said Stingy Smith with glee, 
"A bullying fellow called Saltbush Bill, and you are the man for me. 
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