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AUTUMN'S SPLENDOURS, by                    
First Line: Don't miss the autumn's splendours'
Last Line: Of hopes that summer sold.
Subject(s): Autumn; Death; Seasons; Fall; Dead, The

"Don't miss the autumn's splendours,"
In tube and train we're told;
Out walkers and week-enders,
Campaigners of both genders
To wood and weald and wold,
Where leaves are lavish spenders
And prodigal of gold!

But toes that toast on fenders
Are not to be cajoled;
Home keepers and hearth tenders
Will make no more surrenders
To wet and mud and cold;
Nor can dead leaves be menders
Of hopes that summer sold.

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