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Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning By Robert Browning Characters: 415

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:04


You should have heard the Hamelin people

Ringing the bells till they rocked the steeple.

"Go," cried the Mayor, "and get long poles,

Poke out the nests and block up the holes!

Consult with carpent

ers and builders,150

And leave in our town not even a trace

Of the rats!"-when suddenly, up the face

Of the Piper perked in the market-place,

With a, "First, if you please, my thousand guilders!"

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