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Famous Supt Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...knave, anon thou shalt be met with, knave, 
And then by such a one that thou for all 
The kitchen brewis that was ever supt 
Shalt not once dare to look him in the face.' 

'I shall assay,' said Gareth with a smile 
That maddened her, and away she flashed again 
Down the long avenues of a boundless wood, 
And Gareth following was again beknaved. 

'Sir Kitchen-knave, I have missed the only way 
Where Arthur's men are set along the wood; 
The wood is nigh as full of t...Read More

by Milton, John
...e must lodge that night,
Pull'd off his Boots, and took away the light:
If any ask for him, it shall be sed,
Hobson has supt, and 's newly gon to bed....Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
 Through putrid offal, while--above
 The hissing blow-fly seeks his love,
 Whose offspring, supping where they supt,
 Consume corruption twice corrupt....Read More

by Spenser, Edmund
...kled downe the sweat:
Still as he rode, he somewhat still did eat,
And in his hand did beare a bouzing can,
Of which he supt so oft, that on his seat
His dronken corse he scarse upholden can,
In shape and life more like a monster, than man.


Unfit he was for any worldly thing,
And eke unhable once to stirre or go,
Not meet to be of counsell to a king,
Whose mind in meat and drinke was drowned so,
That from his friend he seldome knew his fo:
Full of diseases was hi...Read More

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