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The Landlord’s Tale. Paul Revere’s Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. 2 He said to his friend, … Continue reading

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Sonnet 37 By W.Shakespeare

Modern Version: Just as a decrepit father takes pleasure in seeing his active child engaging in youthful activities, so I, whom misfortune has injured and crippled, take all the comfort I can in your good worth and fidelity. For whether … Continue reading

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May-Day By Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In Celebration Of Our May Bank-Holiday Weekend! Daughter of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring, With sudden passion languishing, Maketh all things softly smile, Painteth pictures mile on mile, Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths, Whence a smokeless incense breathes. Girls are … Continue reading

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Easter Week By Charles Kingsley

See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices; Fields and gardens hail the spring; Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices, … Continue reading

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Lent By George Herbert

Welcome deare feast of Lent: who loves not thee, He loves not Temperance, or Authoritie, But is compos’d of passion. The Scriptures bid us fast; the Church sayes, now: Give to thy Mother, what thou wouldst allow To ev’ry Corporation. … Continue reading

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For Mum – Happy Mother’s Day

The Song of the Old Mother By W.B Yeats I RISE in the dawn, and I kneel and blow Till the seed of the fire flicker and glow. And then I must scrub, and bake, and sweep, Till stars are … Continue reading

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Mother, Summer, I By Philip Larkin

For Mothers Everywhere Mother’s Day 26th March 2017, ROI  (This Sunday) Mother, Summer, I By Philip Larkin My mother, who hates thunder storms, Holds up each summer day and shakes It out suspiciously, lest swarms Of grape-dark clouds are lurking … Continue reading

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