THE MAD BULL
by: Sara Coleridge (1802-1852)
- HE Borodale Bull is a comical fellow,
He lives among hills where the echoes resound;
Whenever he bellows the rocks seem to bellow--
They say he goes mad with the mimicking sound.
Be wiser, my boy, than the Borodale bully,
Regard not the mocks of a vain empty fool;
By silence and calmness you baffle him fully,
You ne'er will run mad if you keep yourself cool.
|"The Mad Bull" is reprinted
from Pretty Lessons in Verse for Good Children. Sare Coleridge. London: John W. Parker, 1839.
POEMS BY SARA COLERIDGE