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A Citizen Peasant Answers a Question of a Man of Graces

Hunt with hounds...

If ever you want to wind up an Irishman like me, dress up in full riding gear and refer to yourself and you chums as "gentry". The following poem, while not Shakespeare, retells a story from Tyrellspass in Westmeath beside me where one poor tourist made the mistake...




Can you tell me, sir, a man passing did say
To a citizen of Ireland at his gate one day
When the local hunt were at their play
He enquired did the man see the "Gentry" go this way...

The man spoke, he spoke steady, spoke clearly, spoke low
His resentment of the term "Gentry" in his face did show
Said the answer to the gentlemans question, yes he did know:
They last went this way two hundred years ago!

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Andy N

Thu 11th Nov 2010 08:16

excellent, tomas. love this - my sense of humour! lol

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 10th Nov 2010 18:31

Well-spoken, well-recorded. The rhyme scheme is great and the juggled rhythms are in keeping with the emotional 'wind-up'.

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