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TO THE PRESIDENT OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since now from woodland mist and flooded clay
Last Line: Aid better men than I, nor me in vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Oxford University


Since now from woodland mist and flooded clay
I am fled beside the steep Devonian shore,
Nor stand for welcome at your gothic door,
'Neath the fair tower of Magdalen and May,
Such tribute, Warren, as fond poets pay
For generous esteem, I write, not more
Enhearten'd than my need is, reckoning o'er
My life-long wanderings on the heavenly way:

But well-befriended we become good friends,
Well-honour'd honourable; and all attain
Somewhat by fathering what fortune sends.
I bid your presidency a long reign,
True friend; and may your praise to greater ends
Aid better men than I, nor me in vain.





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