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THE IDLER'S CALENDAR; MAY: THE LONDON SEASON, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I still love london in the month of may
Last Line: "and you, have you no juliet in the masque?"
Subject(s): London


I STILL love London in the month of May,
By an old habit, spite of dust and din.
I love the fair adulterous world, whose way
Is by the pleasant banks of Serpentine.
I love the worshippers at fashion's shrine,
The flowers, the incense, and the pageantry
Of generations which still ask a sign
Of that dear god, whose votary am I.

I love the "greetings in the market-place,"
The jargon of the clubs. I love to view
The "gilded youth" who at the window pass,
For ever smiling smiles for ever new.
I love these men and women at their task
Of hunting pleasure. Hope, mysterious too,
Touches my arm and points, and seems to ask
"And you, have you no Juliet in the masque?"





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