The Black Knight
John Todhunter, Forest Songs and Other Poems (London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1881): 66. 11653.g.2 British Library
##.1A beaten and a baffled man,
2 My life drags lamely day by day,
3Too young to die, too old to plan,
4 In failure grey.
##.5The knights ride east, the knights ride west,
6 For ladyes' tokens blithe of cheer,
7Each bound upon some gallant quest;
8 While I rust here.
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