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In middle life each man wrote a long elegiac work centering on the death of someone very near his heart: Tennyson's In Memoriam su ...
Smells of chestnuts in the streets,
And female smells in shuttered rooms,
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through the spaces of the dark
Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.
She winks a feeble eye,
She smiles into corners.
She smooths the hair of the grass.
The moon has lost her memory.
All human race would fain be wits.
And millions miss, for one that hits.
O Grub Street! how do I bemoan thee,
Whose graceless children scorn to own thee!
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