Upon The Sherrifs Beere

William Strode 1602 – 1645



The Sheriffe of Oxford late is grown so wise
As to repreive his Beere till next assize:
Alas! twas not so quick, twas not so heady,
The Jury sate and found it dead already.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AABB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 177
Words 36
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

William Strode

William Strode (c. 1602 – 1645) was an English poet, Doctor of Divinity and Public Orator of Oxford University, one of the Worthies of Devon of John Prince (d.1723). more…

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