Thomas Edward Brown

(1830-1897 / England)


  • ''A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!''
    Thomas Edward Brown (1830-1897), British poet. My Garden (l. 1). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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I bended unto me a Bough

I bended unto me a bough of May,
That I might see and smell:
It bore it in a sort of way,
It bore it very well.
But, when I let it backward sway,
Then it were hard to tell
With what a toss, with what a swing,
The dainty thing
Resumed its proper level,

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