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The Lord of Misrule And Other Poems   By: (1880-1958)

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THE LORD OF MISRULE

And Other Poems

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

DRAKE: AN ENGLISH EPIC THE ENCHANTED ISLAND AND OTHER POEMS SHERWOOD TALES OF THE MERMAID TAVERN THE WINE PRESS COLLECTED POEMS. 2 VOLS. A BELGIAN CHRISTMAS EVE (RADA)

[Illustration:

Come up, come in with streamers! Come in with boughs of May! Page 1. ]

THE LORD OF MISRULE

And Other Poems

by

ALFRED NOYES

With Frontispiece in Colours by Spencer Baird Nichols

[Illustration]

New York Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers

Copyright, 1915, by Frederick A. Stokes Company

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages

October, 1915

CONTENTS

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THE LORD OF MISRULE 1

THE REPEAL 7

THE SEARCH LIGHTS 9

FORWARD 11

A SPELL 13

CRIMSON SAILS 18

BLIND MOONE OF LONDON 22

OLD GREY SQUIRREL 28

THE GREAT NORTH ROAD 31

THE RIVER OF STARS 34

A KNIGHT OF OLD JAPAN 43

BEYOND DEATH 44

THE STRANGE GUEST 46

GHOSTS 49

THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 51

ON THE EMBANKMENT 53

THE IRON CROWN 58

THE OLD DEBATE 59

A SONG OF HOPE 60

THE HEDGE ROSE OPENS 62

THE MAY TREE 63

OLD LETTERS 64

LAMPS 66

AT EDEN GATES 68

THE PSYCHE OF OUR DAY 70

PARACLETE 73

AFTER RAIN 75

THE DEATH OF A GREAT MAN 76

THE ROMAN WAY 78

THE INNER PASSION 80

A COUNTRY LANE IN HEAVEN 82

TO THE DESTROYERS 84

THE TRUMPET CALL 85

THE HEART OF CANADA 89

THE RETURN OF THE HOME BORN 91

A SALUTE FROM THE FLEET 93

IN MEMORY OF A BRITISH AVIATOR 103

THE WAGGON 105

THE SACRED OAK 107

THE WORLD'S WEDDING 120

IN MEMORIAM: SAMUEL COLERIDGE TAYLOR 123

INSCRIPTION 126

VALUES 127

THE HEROIC DEAD 128

THE CRY IN THE NIGHT 130

ASTRID 133

THE INIMITABLE LOVERS 136

THE CRAGS 143

THE GHOST OF SHAKESPEARE, 1914 147

THE WHITE CLIFFS 152

ON THE SOUTH COAST 154

OLDER THAN THE HILLS 156

THE TORCH 158

THE OUTLAW 161

THE YOUNG FRIAR 163

A FOREST SONG 167

THE TRUMPET OF THE LAW 169

THRICE ARMED 180

THE SONG TREE 182

THE LORD OF MISRULE

"On May days the wild heads of the parish would choose a Lord of Misrule, whom they would follow even into the church, though the minister were at prayer or preaching, dancing and swinging their may boughs about like devils incarnate." Old Puritan Writer... Continue reading book >>




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