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Hide and Seek by Hugh Chesterman
Posted by: Lotus666 (89.28.169.---)
Date: April 10, 2009 08:59AM

Hello there. I am new to these forums, but a lovely lady by the name of Miriam put a name and author to a poem I have searched for, in vain, for a long time.

The poem is called "Hide and Seek" by Hugh Chesterman (from his book entitled "Crusaders"). I learnt this poem in Grade 4 (a VERY long time ago) and the first verse has stuck in my head ever since.

What I am seeking is the full poem to put me out of my curiousity. If anyone could fill in the gaps, I'd be most appreciative. It starts like this...

"King Charles the First to Parliament came
Five good parliament men to claim,
And Charles, he had them each by name -

Denzil Hollis and Jonathan Pimm,
William Strode, and after him,
Arthur Hazelrigg, Esquire,
And Hampton, Gent, of Buckinghamshire."

Thanking you in anticipation...

"He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life." ~ George Sand ~

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/10/2009 09:08AM by Lotus666.

Re: Hide and Seek by Hugh Chesterman
Posted by: ASG (81.151.53.---)
Date: September 15, 2009 01:51PM

I learned this poem in 1947 !! and have never been able to trace it.I began to think my resourceful English teacher had composed it herself. I suggest -verse 2

Into the court strode Charles the first
His head was high and his lips were pursed
While laughed, till their rebel sides near burst, did
Denzil Hollis, etc etc.

Two other lines come to mind but don't know where they fit------

Out of his crown he's torn the gems
He's thrown his sceptre into the Thames

Hope this helps

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