Gateway to the Classics: A Moral Alphabet by Hilaire Belloc
 
A Moral Alphabet by  Hilaire Belloc

H For Horseman

H was a horseman


[Illustration]

who rode to the meet,

And talked of the Pads of the fox as his "feet"

An error which furnished subscribers with grounds

For refusing to make him a Master of Hounds.


He gave way thereupon to so fearful a rage,

That he sold up his Stable and went on the Stage,

And had all the success that a man could desire

In creating the Part of


[Illustration]

"The Old English Squire."

Moral

In the Learned Professions, a person should know

The advantage of having two strings to his bow.


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