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Then thou and I -will live within one house,
So the women kiss'd
I had been a patient wife: but, Sir, he said
That he was wrong to cross his father thus:
'God bless him !' he said, ' and may he never know
The troubles I have gone thro'!' Then he turn'd
His face and pass'd—unhappy that I am!
But now, Sir, let me have my boy, for you
Will make him hard, and he will learn to slight
His father's memory; and take Dora back,
And let all this be as it was before.''
So Mary said, and Dora hid her face
"Ihave been to blame—to blame. I havelrill'd my son.
Then they clung about
So those four abode Within one house together; and as years Went forward, Mary took another mate; But Dora lived unmarried till her death.
"The Bull, the Fleece are cramm'd, and not a room For love or money. Let us picnic there At Audley Court."
I spoke, while Audley feast Humm'd like a hive all round the narrow quay, To Francis, with a basket on his arm, To Francis just alighted from the boat, And breathing of the sea. "With all my heart," Said Francis. Then we shoulder'd through the swarm, And rounded by the stillness of the beach To where the bay runs up its latest horn.
We left the dying ebb that faintly lipp'd The flat red granite; so by many a sweep
Of meadow smooth from aftermath we reach'd
There, on a slope of orchard, Francis laid