Two Word Puzzles

These puzzles are not as challenging as the logical and mathematical
ones, but are very clever. I have not been able to track their original
sources.

Puzzle 1

              A ___ sat in his ___ grey,
              Watching the ___ of moonlight play
              On a cask in the clearing ahead.
              And on it, these words he read:

                  "Thou ___ the weak.
                   Thou ___ the strong.
                   To thee, the ___ of the fray
                   Doth belong."

              And the ___ of leaves died away.

The seven missing words in this poem are all anagrams of one another.

Solution

Puzzle 2


        " ___ don't like ___ !" said the man in the black ___ ;
        "the ___ may be impressive, but when you ___ a person,
         you ___ a ___ degree of control. There will be a ___
         against ___ when the crucial ___ of this is realized."


Each of the ten missing words in this piece are anagrams of the one
before with one additional letter. (The first word is one letter.)

Solution