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SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 3, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: And this reft house is that, the which he built
Last Line: Peeps in fair fragments forth the full-orb'd harvest-moon!
Variant Title(s): On A Refund House In A Romantic Country;sonnet: 3. On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country;the House That Jack Built
Subject(s): Houses


And this reft house is that, the which he built,
Lamented Jack! and here his malt he pil'd,
Cautious in vain! these rats, that squeak so wild,
Squeak not unconscious of their father's guilt.
Did he not see her gleaming thro' the glade!
Belike 'twas she, the maiden all forlorn.
What tho' she milk no cow with crumpled horn,
Yet, aye she haunts the dale where erst she stray'd:
And aye, beside her stalks her amorous knight!
Still on his thighs their wonted brogues are worn,
And thro' those brogues, still tatter'd and betorn,
His hindward charms gleam an unearthly white.
Ah! thus thro' broken clouds at night's high Noon
Peeps in fair fragments forth the full-orb'd harvest-moon!





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