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Famous Stot Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert

But, if the lover’s raptur’d hour,
 Shall ever be your lot,
Forbid it, ev’ry heavenly Power,
 You e’er should be a stot!

Tho’ when some kind connubial dear
 Your but-and-ben adorns,
The like has been that you may wear
 A noble head of horns.

And, in your lug, most reverend James,
 To hear you roar and rowt,
Few men o’ sense will doubt your claims
 To rank amang the nowt.

And when ye’re number’d wi’ the dead,
 Below a grassy hillock,
With justice they may ma...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...savin your presence, to her ye’re a saint,”
 And the thyme it is wither’d, and rue is in prime.

It’s neither your stot nor your staig I shall crave,
 Hey, and the rue grows bonie wi’ thyme;
“But gie me your wife, man, for her I must have,”
 And the thyme it is wither’d, and rue is in prime.

“O welcome most kindly!” the blythe carl said,
 Hey, and the rue grows bonie wi’ thyme;
“But if ye can match her ye’re waur than ye’re ca’d,”
 And the thyme it is wither’d, and...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey have an office.
For him was lever* have at his bed's head *rather
Twenty bookes, clothed in black or red,
Of Aristotle, and his philosophy,
Than robes rich, or fiddle, or psalt'ry.
But all be that he was a philosopher,
Yet hadde he but little gold in coffer,
But all that he might of his friendes hent*, *obtain
On bookes and on learning he it spent,
And busily gan for the soules pray
Of them that gave him  wherewith to scholay* *study
Of study took he moste car...Read More

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