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(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

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A Lame Beggar


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  • * Sunprincess * (11/8/2013 9:09:00 PM)

    Even in today's society, you can't be sure if the lame beggar is telling the truth... so many people want to take advantage.. awesome poem :)

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  • Douglas Scotney (10/15/2013 6:15:00 PM)

    But would i lie
    If I sigh,
    'He also cries 'f...'
    More than 'luck'? '

  • Douglas Scotney (10/15/2013 6:13:00 PM)

    But would I lie
    If I sigh,
    'He also cries 'f...'
    More than 'luck'? '

  • Manohar Bhatia (10/15/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    The poet gives out a clear message about a beggar, who is lame but is wont to begging.......... his tears might be just a cover for sympathy.

  • Kevin Straw (10/15/2012 11:51:00 AM)

    ****But he may sit! ****

  • Ali Chukwuemeka (10/15/2012 5:00:00 AM)

    The poem is short but heavily laden with heden meaning.

  • Karen Sinclair (10/15/2012 4:51:00 AM)

    Ah the suspicious mind.... frozen to the spot even though he doubts the plea's ... a good short but sweet, confident piece...tyvm karen his lines almost suggest he becomes the victim... clever

  • Ramesh T A (10/15/2011 4:07:00 AM)

    Yes, indeed a lame beggar cannot stand and move walking as all do but only lie and crawl like a child ever in life! It's a common sight in the street one can witness everyday in my town too!

  • Adrian Currier (10/15/2009 11:16:00 PM)

    I totally don't get it

  • Herman Chiu (10/15/2009 8:00:00 PM)

    Funny!
    I was caught for a moment, but figured it out, and had a small laugh.
    The kind of joke everyone likes, just a little.

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