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Thomas Bailey Aldrich

(November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907 / Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich

61. Pursuit and Possession 1/3/2003
62. Quatrains 4/8/2010
63. Reminiscence 1/3/2003
64. Sargent's Portrait of Edwin Booth 1/3/2003
65. Sea Longings 4/8/2010
66. Sestet 1/3/2003
67. Sleep 1/3/2003
68. Song from the Persian 1/1/2004
69. Sonnets 4/8/2010
70. Sweetheart, Sigh No More 4/8/2010
71. Tennyson 1/3/2003
72. Thalia 1/3/2003
73. The Flight of the Goddess 4/8/2010
74. The Last Caesar 1/3/2003
75. The Letter 1/3/2003
76. The Lorelei 1/3/2003
77. The Menu 1/3/2003
78. The Poets 1/3/2003
79. The Rarity of Genius 1/3/2003
80. The Shipman's Tale 1/3/2003

A Petition

To spring belongs the violet, and the blown
Spice of the roses let the summer own.
Grant me this favor, Muse--all else withhold--
That I may not write verse when I am old.

And yet I pray you, Muse, delay the time!
Be not too ready to deny me rhyme;
And when the hour strikes, as it must, dear Muse,
I beg you very gently break the news.

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