Classic and Contemporary Poetry
A CALL OF DUTY, by REGINALD CHAUNCEY ROBBINS
First Line: At early morn, a valiant knight
Last Line: "for 'duty calls.'"
Subject(s): Knights & Knighthood
AT early morn, a valiant knight,
On prancing charger, richly dight,
With helm and lance and armor bright,
Rose from his lordly halls:
"Now, in this region, round about,
There dwell three outlaws, strong and stout:
If luck be mine, I'll find them out!
For duty calls."
Friday, at three, another knight
(Knowing that ladies all delight
In music), shod with patents bright,
Steers clear of Music Halls:
"In Boston's Back Bay, round about,
There dwell three matrons, plain and stout:
If luck be mine, I'll find them out --
For 'duty calls.'"
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