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Nicholas Nye

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Thistle and darnell and dock grew there,
And a bush, in the corner, of may,
On the orchard wall I used to sprawl
In the blazing heat of the day;

Half asleep and half awake,
While the birds went twittering by,
And nobody there my lone to share
But Nicholas Nye.

Nicholas Nye was lean and gray,
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Pat \unwin 15 February 2021

I was given this to learn at school about 60 years ago. I loved it then and love it now. When i first read it as a child it was probably the first poem that transported me to the meadow where the donkey lived. It felt and still feels like a comforting blanket.

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Sally brewitt 10 September 2020

I learnt this poem over 60years ago. It still often echoes in both my dreams and waking hours like a comforting reminder of my childhood.

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leslie sinclair 05 September 2020

I recall our teacher dear old Mr Buck reading us this poem and telling us we lacked the gumption mentioned in the poem. On another occasion He looked over the class saying some of us would see the 21st Century that was 75 years ago.I hope the SOME turned out to be ALL, He was right alas saying he would not be with us then. (Sprowston Junior School)

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Kay Duck 06 July 2020

My dear elderly mother has asked me to print out this poem for her-she shared poetry’s splendour with me since I was a small girl

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I learned this poem over seventy years ago as a pupil North Fort Street School (Leith) , it has seen me through various c.t scans or unpleasant procedures, I would recite it in my mind, have always loved it.

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Tosh Stewart 19 April 2020

Learned it at school now 73 years old still a favourite

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Nicholas Nye 10 December 2019

This poem has followed me since Primary school and after 50 years I am now resembling the subject.

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Charlie 09 May 2019

I had to learn this poem some 50 years ago at school and it is still a favourite go to when I am feeling a down

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rebecca 15 April 2019

like the poem

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Charles Young 04 April 2019

The best English teacher a young boy could have, used to read this poem to my class, along with many others. That was 56 years ago. The teacher was Mr Polehill and the school was Bramcote Preparatory School. Because he had the ability to bring life to both poems and stories I was always captivated with his lessons.This poem was one of my favourites and I really can feel the warmth of the sun when I read it.

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