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A YEAR'S CAROLS: OCTOBER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: October of the tawny crown
Last Line: To know what joy would fain forget.
Subject(s): Happiness; October; Seasons; Joy; Delight


October of the tawny crown,
Whose heavy-laden hands drop down
Blessing, the bounties of thy breath
And mildness of thy mellowing might
Fill earth and heaven with love and light
Too sweet for fear to dream of death
Or memory, while thy joy lives yet,
To know what joy would fain forget.





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