Quotation by Robert Browning

"Please your honors," said he, "I'm able,
By means of a secret charm, to draw
All creatures living beneath the sun,
That creep, or swim, or fly, or run,
After me so as you never saw!
And I chiefly use my charm
On creatures that do people harm,
The mole, and toad, and newt, and viper;
And people call me the Pied Piper."
Robert Browning (1812–1889), British poet. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (l. 71–79). . .

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