Poetry Corner – ‘scutcheon

Ha! my purse may be lean, but my 'scutcheon is clean,
And I'm backed by a dozen true men;
I've a sword to my name, and a wrist for the same;
Can a king frown fear into me, then?

- Talbot Mundy, chapter heading to Rung Ho!

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