Alfred Noyes Poems

Alfred Noyes was an English poet who also worked as a short-story writer and playwright. He was born in 1880 and published several popular works during his lifetime. These included ‘Drake,’ a 200-page epic, written in blank verse. Others included volumes like The Flower of Old Japan and Poems, published respectively in 1903 and 1904. His full-length play, Sherwood, was published several years later in 1911.  His last poem was written the year he died, in 1958, and was titled Ballade of the Breaking Shell. 

The Highwayman

by Alfred Noyes

‘The Highwayman’ was first published in August of 1906 in Blackwood’s Magazine. It was included the following year in Forty Singing

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