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Poem by Ellis Parker Butler


The Hunter


A full-fledged gun cannot endure
The trifling of an amateur;
Poor marksmanship its temper spoils
And this is why the gun recoils.

A self-respecting gun IТm sure
Delights to jar the amateur
And thinks that it is no disgrace
To kick his shoulder out of place.

Moral

When you go out to hunt, my son
Prepare to circumvent your gun
And on your shoulder firmly bind
A pillow of the largest kind.



Ellis Parker Butler


Ellis Parker Butler's other poems:
  1. New England Magazine
  2. The Ballade of the Automobile
  3. The Rich BoyТs Christmas
  4. Why I Went to the Foot
  5. Jabed Meeker, Humorist


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Clinton Scollard The Hunter ("I crept up Benbulbin a-hunting the boar")

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