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Yes, I have my own views: But the teachers I follow Axe the Lyrical Miews And the Delphic Apollow. Unto them I am debtor For spelling and rhyme, And I'm doing it bebtor And bebtor each thyme. Q,Poems 17. The Sunken Garden at Tregrehan WHEN grandmother and grandfather were promoted to keep the lodge-gate at Tregrehan-'The Lodge' or 'to th' Lodge' it was referred to respectfully by the family-! think the old lady felt that she had gone up in the world. ' There at the Lodge she was entrenched upon the main road, with a view of everything going up and down, but at the same time a little withdrawn within the defences of the park.
0 rotten in the weed, 0 emigrants to hope, The islanders have graved you in their scanty sand, Girls mourned in Liibeck, in Livonia, By wrinkled hearts, and bloodless hand, And wind-drunk tombstones, ordered In our foreign land. Manured by the sea's red Bitter weed, by sorrow's grey-skied, endless hours, Pink lilies by the granite growFor foreign death such unfamiliar flowers. Yearn, too, by the tropic gardens, Under the ratas and the peeling gums, The pink breasts of the figurehead, Her blue eyes dry, Immobile, yearning for these helpless dead.
Here, no doubt, stood the green-room. 33 The first notice of the performance of these plays occurs in Carew's Survey of Cornwall, published in 1602:Pastimes to delight the mind, the Cornishmen have guary miracles and three-men's songs: and for exercise of the body hunting, hawking, shooting, wrestling, hurling, and such other games. The guary miracle, in English a miracle play, is a kind of Interlude compiled in Cornish out of some scripture history with that grossness which accompanied the Romans' vetus comedia.