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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1538. Dartmouth Winter-Song
 
By Richard Hovey
 
 
HO, a song by the fire!
(Pass the pipes, fill the bowl!)
Ho, a song by the fire!
—With a skoal!…
For the wolf wind is whining in the doorways,        5
And the snow drifts deep along the road,
And the ice-gnomes are marching from their Norways,
And the great white cold walks abroad.
(Boo-oo-o! pass the bowl!)
    For here by the fire        10
    We defy frost and storm.
    Ha, ha! we are warm
    And we have our hearts’ desire;
    For here ’s four good fellows
    And the beechwood and the bellows,        15
    And the cup is at the lip
    In the pledge of fellowship.
            Skoal!
 

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