Quotation by Robert Browning

I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris and he;
I galloped, Dirck galloped, we galloped all three;
"Good speed!" cried the watch as the gate-bolts undrew,
"Speed!" echoed the wall to us galloping through.
Behind shut the postern, the lights sank to rest,
And into the midnight we galloped abreast.
Robert Browning (1812–1889), British poet. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix (l. 1–6). . .

The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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