The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25650   Message #3162087
Posted By: SINSULL
29-May-11 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: Anyone here had to recite?
Subject: RE: Anyone here had to recite?
Quick as it fell from the broken staff
Dame Barbara grabbed the silken scarf
She leaned far out on the window sill and
Shook it forth with a royal will. "Shoot if you must this old grey head
But spare your country's flag" she said.
A shade of sadness
A touch of shame
Over the face of the leader came.
"Who touches a hair on yon grey head
Dies like a dog
March on!" he said.

Barbara Fritchie