Ye Carpette Knyghte

Author: Lewis Carroll  | Date: 1856


I HAVE a horse- a ryghte goode horse-

Ne doe I envye those

Who scoure ye playne yn headye course

Tyll soddayne on theyre nose

They lyghte wyth unexpected force

Yt ys- a horse of clothes.

I have a saddel- "Say’st thou soe?

Wyth styrruppes, Knyghte, to boote?"

I sayde not that- I answere "Noe"-

Yt lacketh such, I woote:

Yt ys a mutton-saddel, loe!

Parte of ye fleecye brute.

I have a bytte- a ryghte good bytte-

As shall bee seene yn tyme.

Ye jawe of horse yt wyll not fytte;

Yts use ys more sublyme.

Fayre Syr, how deemest thou of yt?

Yt ys- thys bytte of rhyme.

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