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Walter Alexander Raleigh (1861-1922)

On Being Challenged to Write an Epigram in the Manner of Herrick

              1To Griggs, that learned man, in many a bygone session,
              2His kids were his delight, and physics his profession;
              3Now Griggs, grown old and glum, and less intent on knowledge,
              4Physics himself at home, and sends his kids to college.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Laughter from a Cloud, foreword by Hilary Raleigh (London: Constable, 1923): 191. British Library 012273.bbb.7
First publication date: 1923
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2001
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/13

Form: couplets

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