Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes

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Alfred Noyes CBE (16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958) was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright.
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To A Successful Man

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Daddy Fell into the Pond

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Everyone grumbled
The sky was grey
We had nothing to do and nothing to say
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
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Immortal Sails

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Now, in a breath, we’ll burst those gates of gold, And ransack heaven before our moment fails
Now, in a breath, before we, too, grow old, We’ll mount and sing and spread immortal sails
It is not time that makes eternity
Love and an ...
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The Ballad of Dick Turpin

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The daylight moon looked quietly
Through the gathering dusk on London townA smock-frocked yokel hobbled
By Newgate, humming a country song
Chewing a straw, he stood to
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The Lost Battle

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It is not over yet-the
Where those immortal dreamers failed
They stormed the citadels of night,
And the night praised them-and prevailed
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The Sussex Sailor

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O, once, by Cuckmere Haven,
I heard a sailor sing Of shores beyond the sunset, And lands of lasting spring,
Of blue lagoons and palm trees And isles where all was young;
But this was ever the burden of ev'ry note he sung: "O, h...
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To The R A F

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Never since English ships went
To singe the beard of Spain,
Or English sea-dogs hunted
Along the Spanish Main,
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Resurrection

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Once more I hear the everlasting sea Breathing beneath the mountain's fragrant breast,
Come unto Me, come unto Me, And I will give you rest
We have destroyed the Temple and in three days He hath rebuilt it — all things are made new: And ...
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Dedication To The Memory Of Cecil Spring-Rice

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ST as any soldier of the
He served his England, with the imminent
Poised at his heart
Nor could the world
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In The Cool Of The Evening

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In the cool of the evening, when the low sweet whispers waken,
When the laborers turn them homeward, and the weary have their will,
When the censers of the roses o'er the forest aisles are shaken,
Is it but the wind that cometh o'er...
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Peace In A Palace

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"You were weeping in the night," said the Emperor, "Weeping in your sleep,
I am told
""It was nothing but a dream," said the Empress; But her face grew gray and old
"You thought you saw our German ...
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Kilmeny A Song of the Trawlers

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Dark, dark, lay the drifters, against the red west,
As they shot their long meshes of steel overside;
And the oily green waters were rocking to rest When Kilmeny went out, at the turn of the tide
And nobody knew where that lassie wo...
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The Big Black Trawler

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HE very best ship that ever I knew—Ah-way O, to me O—Was a big black trawler with a deep-sea crew—Sing, my bullies, let the bullgine run
There was one old devil with a broken nose—Ah-way O, to me O—He was four score years, as I suppose—But si...
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Song

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I came to the door of the House of
And knocked as the starry night went by;
And my true love cried "Who knocks
" and I said"It is I
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The Highwayman

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The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
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Princeton May 1917

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Here Freedom stood by slaughtered friend and foe, And, ere the wrath paled or that sunset died,
Looked through the ages; then, with eyes aglow, Laid them to wait that future, side by side
~~ Now lamp-lit gardens in the blue dusk shine Th...
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