2] kine: cattle.
12] box: "genus (Buxus) of small evergreen trees or shrubs ... specially B. sempervirens, the
Common or Evergreen Box-tree, a native of Europe and Asia; a shrub with deep-green leaves of a thick leathery texture" (OED "box," sb. 1, 1).
privet: "bushy evergreen shrub, Ligustrum vulgare ... having elliptic-lanceolate
smooth dark-green leaves, and clusters of small white flowers, succeeded by small shining black berries; much used for garden hedges" (OED, "Privet," sb. 1, 1).
17] cote: small cottage.
24] gloam: dusk.
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Original text: Katharine Tynan, Collected Poems (London: Macmillan, 1930): 142-43. 9720.d.402 Cambridge University Library
First publication date: 1905
Publication date note: Tynan's Innocencies: A Book of Verse (1905).
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/12/30
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