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TO E.C. MARCHANT ESQ., by            
First Line: Sir, who some eight and forty years ago
Last Line: Who once heard you expound it day by day.
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


Sir, who some eight and forty years ago
Read with your class the Aeschylean tale
Of Agamemnon murdered and and the flail
Of fate that laid the house of Atreus low:
Learning by good chance that you liked to know
How we, or those of us still within hail,
Fare as we walk through life's tempestuous vale,
I pen these words to pay a debt I owe.
For now, not for the first time, I have spent
Three peaceful fireside hours on that same play,
In rapture rising to abandonment;
And as through that stern text I made my way,
I though how thankful should be his content
Who once heard you expound it day by day.





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