Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WRITTEN ON A MARBLE, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD

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First Line: The world's something bigger
Last Line: Was only a game at taw.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines

The world's something bigger,
But just of this figure
And speckled with mountains and seas;
Your heroes are overgrown schoolboys
Who scuffle for empires and toys,
And kick the poor ball as they please.
Now Caesar, now Pompey, gives law;
And Pharsalia's plain,
Though heaped with the slain,
Was only a game at taw.

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