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Category: Funny Burlesque Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using comic imitation and exaggeration in an absurd way.


'Tis midnight, and the moonbeam sleeps
    Upon the garden sward;
My lady in yon turret keeps
    Her tearful watch and ward.
"Beshrew me!" mutters, turning pale,
    The stalwart seneschal;
"What's he, that sitteth, clad in mail
    Upon our castle wall?"

"Arouse thee, friar of orders grey;
    What ho! bring book and bell!
Ban yonder ghastly thing, I say;
    And, look ye, ban it well!
By cock and pye, the Humpty's face!"
    The form turned quickly round;
Then totter'd from its resting-place--

             *             *             *             *             *

That night the corse was found.

The king, with hosts of fighting men
    Rode forth at break of day;
Ah! never gleamed the sun till then
    On such a proud array.
But all that army, horse and foot,
    Attempted, quite in vain,
Upon the castle wall to put
    The Humpty up again.

                    Henry S. Leigh.

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