When I was in Jr. High, I had to memorize and recite the poem, "THE HIGHWAY MEN." I loved that poem and often recite the stanza, " And the Highway men came riding, riding, upon the purple more." If anyone knows the author and where I can find that poem, Please Please send me the information. Im sure all the Literature books from the early 60's are gone, (1961-64). Thank you for your consideration.
It's by Alfred Noyes. You can find the text here
it is in the " golden treasury of poetry" , selected and with a commentary by louis untermeyer and, illustrated by joan walsh anglund. (awesome pics)
you might be able to find it online.. on say ebay , or amazon,maybe.
useless trivia... "Highway Man" is my mom's favorite poem.