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First Line: Love and the muse have left their home, now bare
Last Line: To match thee in thy wisdom and thy jest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Collaboration; Friendship; Wooldridge, Harry Ellis (1845-1917)


Love and the Muse have left their home, now bare
Of memorable beauty, all is gone,
The dedicatd charm of Yattendon,
Which thou wert apt, dear Hal, to build and share.
What noble shades are flitting, who while-ere
Haunted the ivy'd walls, where time ran on
In sanctities of joy by reverence won,
Music and choral grace and studies fair!

These on some kindlier field, may Fate restore,
And may the old house prosper, dispossest
Of her whose equal it can nevermore
Hold till it crumble: O nay! and the door
Will moulder ere it open on a guest
To match thee in thy wisdom and thy jest.






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