[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

More poems by Thomas FlatmanThomas Flatman | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Thomas FlatmanBooks by Thomas Flatman

The Batchelors Song

Thomas Flatman

Like a Dog with a bottle, fast ti'd to his tail,
Like Vermin in a trap, or a Thief in a Jail,
      Or like a Tory in a Bog,
         Or an Ape with a Clog:
Such is the man, who when he might go free,
      Does his liberty loose,
         For a Matrimony noose,
  And sels himself into Captivity;
The Dog he do's howl, when his bottle do's jog,
The Vermin, the Theif, and the Tory in vain
Of the trap, of the Jail, of the Quagmire complain.
But welfare poor Pug! for he playes with his Clog;
And tho' he would be rid on't rather than his life,
Yet he lugg's it, and he hug's it, as a man does his wife.

Added: 2 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 20 Jan 2018 2:00 PM | Viewed: 3865 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of The Batchelors Song by Thomas Flatman, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/4515/ | Viewed on 20 January 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.