Imitated from Wordsworth

Original Text: 
Robert F. Murray: his Poems, with a memoir by Andrew Lang (London: Longmans, Green, 1894): xliii. PR 5101 M5A6 1894 Robarts Library
3A man whom none of us had played
4    And very few had seen.
6    And to a practised eye
7He seemed as little fit to run
8    As he was fit to fly.
9He looked so clumsy and so slow,
10    And made so little fuss;
11But he got in behind -- and oh,
12    The difference to us!

Notes

1] A respectful take-off of William Wordsworth's "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways," one of his `Lucy' poems.
Inversnaid: a hamlet on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. Back to Line
2] our Third Fifteen: the third-best `side' or team at rugby football. Back to Line
5] eighteen stone: weighing 252 pounds. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1891
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2001
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