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Poem by John Milton


On the University Carrier


Here lies old Hobson. Death hath broke his girt,
And here, alas! hath laid him in the dirt;
Or else, the ways being foul, twenty to one
Hes here stuck in a slough, and overthrown.
T was such a shifter that, if truth were known,
Death was half glad when he had got him down;
For he had any time this ten years full
Dodged with him betwixt Cambridge and The Bull.
And surely Death could never have prevailed,
Had not his weekly course of carriage failed;
But lately, finding him so long at home,
And thinking now his journeys end was come,
And that he had taen up his latest Inn,
In the kind office of a Chamberlin
Showed him his room where he must lodge that night,
Pulled off his boots, and took away the light.
If any ask for him, it shall be said,
Hobson has supped, and s newly gone to bed. 



John Milton


John Milton's other poems:
  1. Psalm 80
  2. Psalm 5
  3. Psalm 6
  4. Upon the Circumcision


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