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Title: Twenty Author: Stella Benson Release Date: June 17, 2004 [eBook #12643] Language: English Character set encoding: iso-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TWENTY*** E-text prepared by Jonathan Ingram, Susan Lucy, and Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders TWENTY BY STELLA BENSON Author of -This Is the End,- -I Pose- 1918 PREFACE Almost all the verses in this book have appeared before, the majority of them included in two books, _I Pose_ and _This is the End_.
Macmillan, who published these, have been kind in raising no objection to re-publication.
I have also to thank the Editors of the _Athenaeum, Everyman_, and the _Pall Mall Gazette_ for allowing me to reprint verses. The title of the book has no reference to the writer’s age. S.B. CONTENTS PAGE Sat Apr 01 00:32:53 2017 2 CHRISTMAS, 1917 THE SECRET DAY SONG THE ORCHARD THANKS TO MY WORLD FOR THE LOAN OF A FAIR DAY SONG WORDS REDNECK’S SONG TO THE UNBORN THE NEWER ZION TWO WOMEN SING THE WOMAN ALONE THE INEVITABLE THE DOG TUPMAN SAINT BRIDE THE SLAVE OF GOD TRUE PROMISES THE CORNISHMAN FIVE SMOOTH STONES NEW YEAR, 1918 CHRISTMAS, 1917 A key no thief can steal, no time can rust; A faery door, adventurous and golden; A palace, perfect to our eyes--Ah must Our eyes be holden? Has the past died before this present sin? Has this most cruel age already stond To martyrdom that magic Day, within Those halls, enthrond? No.
Through the dancing of the young spring rain, Through the faint summer, and the autumn’s burning, Our still immortal Day has heard again Our steps returning. THE SECRET DAY My yesterday has gone, has gone and left me tired, And...


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