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Stratford-on-avon Post by :qazqaz Category :Poems Author :Algernon Charles Swinburne Date :May 2011 Read :3342

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Stratford-on-avon

JUNE 27, 1901


Be glad in heaven above all souls insphered,
Most royal and most loyal born of men,
Shakespeare, of all on earth beloved or feared
Or worshipped, highest in sight of human ken.
The homestead hallowed by thy sovereign birth,
Whose name, being one with thine, stands higher than Rome,
Forgets not how of all on English earth
Their trust is holiest, there who have their home.
Stratford is thine and England's. None that hate
The commonweal whose empire sets men free
Find comfort there, where once by grace of fate
A soul was born as boundless as the sea.
If life, if love, if memory now be thine,
Rejoice that still thy Stratford bears thy sign.





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Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem: Stratford-On-Avon

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