Who is unknown. the lincolnshire poacher?

Famous quotes containing the word poacher:

    When I was bound apprentice, in famous Lincolnshire,
    Full well I served my master for more than seven year,
    Till I took up poaching, as you shall quickly hear:
    Oh, ‘tis my delight on a shining night, in the season of the year.
    —Unknown. The Lincolnshire Poacher (l. 1–4)