Sunday, February 27, 2011

Boothby: The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner.

A Trumpeter, in battle ta'en,
Pleading for quarter, urg'd in vain,
That none he ever kill'd or wounded.
His plea by all was judg'd unfounded:
"That he who to the war excites
Is more to blame than he who fights;
That like the rest must be his lot"
And the poor Trumpeter was shot.

Source: Boothby - Avianus 10.

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