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I saw the spires of Oxford
As I was passing by,
I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
Ae spring brought off her master hale,
But left behind her ain grey tail:
the green hells of the sea
Where fallen skies and evil hues and eyeless creatures be;
These little grey cells. It is "up to them."
A face peered. All the grey night
In chaos of vacancy shone;
Till she grows as grey as a cat,
I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.
One word more about giving instruction as to what the world ought to be. Philosophy in any case always comes on the scene too late ...
He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow.
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