You wretches detestable on land and sea:

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You wretches detestable on land and sea:

Post by Graaf Statler » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:32 pm

You wretches detestable on land and sea:
you who seek equality with lords are unworthy to live.
Give this message to your colleagues:
rustics you were, and rustics you are still;
you will remain in bondage, not as before, but incomparably harsher.
For as long as we live we will strive to suppress you,
and your misery will be an example in the eyes of posterity.
However, we will spare your lives if you remain faithful and loyal.
Choose now which course you want to follow
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Richard II's address to the peasants (1381) according to Thomas Walsingham

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Re: You wretches detestable on land and sea:

Post by CrowsNest » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:51 pm

The Autumn Wind is a pirate.
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
Swaggering boisterously.
His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.

He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.

The Autumn Wind is a Raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He'll knock you 'round and upside down,
And laugh when he's conquered and won.


Raiders.com

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Re: You wretches detestable on land and sea:

Post by The End » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:55 am

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen

In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is

Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in

Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in

Lost Carcosa.


—"Cassilda's Song" in The King in Yellow Act 1, Scene 2

The King in Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/chambers/robert_w/king_in_yellow/frontmatter.html
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Re: You wretches detestable on land and sea:

Post by Graaf Statler » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:53 am

This topic ought to be fixed at top. Or in a special section poems.

I really love it! Do you guys have more inspiration?

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