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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Autumn Morning at Cambridge
By Frances Cornford (1886–1960)
 
I RAN out in the morning when the air was clean and new,
And all the grass was glittering and grey with autumn dew;
I ran out to the apple-tree and pull’d an apple down,
And all the bells were ringing in the grey old town.
 
Down in the town off the bridges and the grass        5
They are sweeping up the leaves to let the people pass,—
Sweeping up the old leaves, golden-reds and browns,
Whilst the men go to lecture with the wind in their gowns.
 
 
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