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Introduction by Andrew Motion	.	.	.	. xv
MOUNT ZION (1932)
 Death in Leamington	.	.	.	. 	. 1
 Hymn	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 3
 The ¿Varsity Students¿ Rag	.	.	.	. 5
 The City 	.	.	.	.	.	. 	. 7
 An Eighteenth-Century Calvinistic Hymn	. 	. 8
 For Nineteenth-Century Burials	.	.	. 	. 9
 Camberley	.	.	.	.	.	. 	. 10 
 Croydon	.	.	.	.	.	. 	. 11
 Westgate-on-Sea	.	.	.	.	. 	. 12
 The Wykehamist	.	.	.	.	. 	. 14
 The Sandemanian meeting-house in Highbury Quadrant 15
CONTINUAL DEW (1937)
 The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel	. 16
 Distant View of a Provincial Town	.	.	. 18
 Slough	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 20
 Cash went the Billiard Balls	.	.	.	. 22
 Love in a Valley	.	.	.	.	.	. 23
 An Impoverished Irish Peer	.	.	.	. 24
 Our Padre	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 26
 Exchange of Livings	.	.	.	.	. 27
 Undenominational	.	.	.	.	.	. 28
 City	.	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 29
 A Hike on the Downs	.	.	.	.	. 30
 Dorset	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 31
 Calvinistic Evensong	.	.	.	.	. 32
 Exeter	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 33
 Death of King George V	.	.	.	.	. 35
 The Heart of Thomas Hardy	.	.	.	. 36
 Suicide on Junction Road After Abstention from Evening
 Communion in North London	.	.	.	. 37
 The Flight from Bootle	.	.	.	.	. 38
 The Public House Drunk	.	.	.	.	. 39
OLD LIGHTS FOR NEW CHANCELS (1940)
 Cheltenham	.	.	.	.	.	. 	. 41
 A Shropshire Lad	.	.	.	.	.	. 42
 Upper Lambourne	.	.	.	.	.	. 44
 Pot Pourri from a Surrey Garden	.	.	.	. 45
 Holy Trinity, Sloane Street	.	.	.	. 47
 On Seeing an Old Poet in the Café Royal	.	.	. 48
 An Incident in the Early Life of Ebenezer Jones, Poet,
 1828	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 49
 Trebetherick	.	.	.	.	.	. 52
 Oxford: Sudden Illness at Bus-stop	.	.	. 54
 Group Life: Letchworth	.	.	.	.	. 55
 Bristol and Clifton	.	.	.	.	.	. 56
 Sir John Piers	.	.	.	.	.	. 59
 Myfanwy	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 69
 Myfanwy at Oxford	.	.	.	.	.	. 71
 Lake District	.	.	.	.	.	. 73
 In Westminster Abbey	.	.	.	.	. 74
 Senex	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 76
 Olney Hymns	.	.	.	.	.	. 78
 On a Portrait of a Deaf Man	.	.	.	. 79
 Saint Cadoc	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 81
 Blackfriars	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 83
NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES (1945)
 Henley-on-Thames	.	.	.	.	.	. 84
 Parliament Hill Fields	.	.	.	.	. 85
 A Subaltern¿s Love Song	.	.	.	.	. 87
 Bristol	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 89
 On an Old-Fashioned Water-Colour of Oxford	.	. 90
 A Lincolnshire Tale	.	.	.	.	. 91
 St. Barnabas, Oxford	.	.	.	.	. 94
 An Archaeological Picnic	.	.	.	.	. 95
 May-Day Song for North Oxford	.	.	.	. 96
 Before Invasion, 1940	.	.	.	.	. 97
 Ireland with Emily	.	.	.	.	.	. 98
 Margate, 1940	.	.	.	.	.	. 100
 Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm	.	.	. 102
 The Planter¿s Vision	.	.	.	.	. 104
 In a Bath Teashop	.	.	.	.	.	. 105
 Before the Anaesthetic, or A Real Fright	.	.	. 106
 On Hearing the Full Peal of Ten Bells from Christ Church,
 Swindon Wilts.	.	.	.	.	.	. 109
 Youth and Age on Beaulieu River, Hants	.	. 110
 East Anglian Bathe	.	.	.	.	. 112
 Sunday Afternoon Service in St. Enodoc Church, Cornwall	. 113
 The Irish Unionist¿s Farewell to Greta Hellstrom in 1922 	. 118
 In Memory of Basil, Marquess of Dufferin and Ava	. 120
 South London Sketch, 1944	.	.	.	. 122
 South London Sketch, 1844	.	.	.	. 123
SELECTED POEMS (1948)
 Indoor Games near Newbury	.	.	.	. 124
 St. Saviour¿s, Aberdeen Park, Highbury, London, N.	. 126
 Beside the Seaside	.	.	.	.	.	. 128
 North Coast Recollections	.	.	.	.	. 135
 A Lincolnshire Church	.	.	.	.	. 141
 The Town Clerk¿s Views	.	.	.	.	. 144
A FEW LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS (1954)
 Harrow-on-the-Hill		.	.	.	.	. 148
 Verses Turned	.	.	.	.	.	. 149
 Sunday Morning, King¿s Cambridge	.	.	. 152
 Christmas	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 153
 The Licorice Fields at Pontefract	.	.	.	. 155
 Church of England thoughts	.	.	.	. 156
 Essex	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 158
 Huxley Hall	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 160
 House of Rest	.	.	.	.	.	. 161
 Middlesex	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 163
 Seaside Golf	.	.	.	.	.	. 165
 I.M. Walter Ramsden, ob. March 26, 1947, Pembroke
 College, Oxford	.	.	.	.	.	. 166
 Norfolk	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 168
 The Metropolitan Railway	.	.	.	.	. 169
 Late-Flowering Lust	.	.	.	.	. 171
 Sun and Fun	.	.	.	.	.	. 173
 Original Sin on the Sussex Coast	.	.	.	. 175
 Devonshire Street W.1	.	.	.	.	. 177
 The Cottage Hospital	.	.	.	.	. 178
 A Child Ill	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 180
 Business Girls	.	.	.	.	.	. 181
 Remorse	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 182
 The Old Liberals	.	.	.	.	.	. 183
 Greenaway	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 184
 The Olympic Girl	.	.	.	.	.	. 186
 The Dear Old Village	.	.	.	.	. 187
 The Village Inn	.	.	.	.	.	. 192
 Station Syren	.	.	.	.	.	. 195
 Hunter Trials	.	.	.	.	.	. 197
 A Literary Discovery	.	.	.	.	. 199
 How to Get On in Society	.	.	.	.	. 203
 Variations on a Theme by T. W. Rolleston	.	. 204
POEMS IN THE PORCH (1954)
 Diary of a Church Mouse	.	.	.	.	. 205
POEMS WRITTEN AFTER 1954
 Wantage Bells	.	.	.	.	.	. 208
 Winthrop Mackworth Redivivus	.	.	.	. 209
 False Security	.	.	.	.	.	. 212
 Eunice 	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 214
 Monody on the Death of Aldersgate Street Station	. 216
 Thoughts on The Diary of Nobody	.	.	. 218
 Longfellow¿s Visit to Venice	.	.	.	. 220
 Felixstowe, or The Last of Her Order	.	.	. 222
 Pershore Station, or A Liverish Journey First Class	. 224
 Hertfordshire	.	.	.	.	.	. 225
 Lord Cozens Hardy	.	.	.	.	.	. 227
 Variations on a Theme by Newbolt	.	.	. 229
 Inevitable	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 230
 N.W.5 & N.6	.	.	.	.	.	. 231
 From the Great Western	.	.	.	.	. 233
 In the Public Gardens	.	.	.	.	. 234
HIGH AND LOW (1966)
 Preface to High and Low	.	.	.	.	. 235
 Cornish Cliffs	.	.	.	.	.	. 237
 Tregardock	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 239
 By the Ninth Green, St. Enodoc	.	.	.	. 241
 Winter Seascape	.	.	.	.	.	. 243
 Old Friends	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 245
 A Bay in Anglesey	.	.	.	.	.	. 247
 A Lament for Moira McCavendish	.	.	. 249
 The Small Towns of Ireland	.	.	.	. 251
 Ireland¿s Own	.	.	.	.	.	. 254
 Great Central Railway	.	.	.	.	. 256
 Matlock Bath	.	.	.	.	.	. 258
 An Edwardian Sunday, Broomhill, Sheffield	.	. 260
 Lines Written to Martyn Skinner	.	.	.	. 262
 Uffington	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 264
 Anglo-Catholic Congresses	.	.	.	. 265
 In Willesden Churchyard	.	.	.	.	. 266
 The Commander	.	.	.	.	.	. 268
 Autumn 1964	.	.	.	.	.	. 270
 The Hon. Sec.	.	.	.	.	.	. 271
 Monody on the Death of a Platonist Bank Clerk	.	. 273
 Good-bye	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 275
 Five o¿Clock Shadow	.	.	.	.	. 276
 A Russell Flint	.	.	.	.	.	. 277
 Perp. Revival i¿ the North	.	.	.	.	. 278
 Agricultural Caress	.	.	.	.	. 279
 Narcissus	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 280
 The Cockney Amorist	.	.	.	.	. 282
 Harvest Hymn	.	.	.	.	.	. 284
 Meditation on the A30	.	.	.	.	. 285
 Inexpensive Progress	.	.	.	.	. 286
 Mortality	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 288
 Reproof Deserved	.	.	.	.	.	. 289
 Caprice	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 291
 Cricket Master	.	.	.	.	.	. 292
A NIP IN THE AIR (1974)
 On Leaving Wantage 1972	.	.	.	. 296
 On a Painting by Julius Olsson R.A.	.	.	. 298
 Beaumaris, December 21, 1963	.	.	.	. 299
 Hearts Together	.	.	.	.	.	. 301
 Aldershot Crematorium	.	.	.	.	. 302
 The Newest Bath Guide	.	.	.	.	. 303
 In Memory of George Whitby, Architect	.	.	. 305
 Delectable Duchy	.	.	.	.	.	. 306
 The Costa Blanca	.	.	.	.	.	. 308
 Lenten Thoughts of a High Anglican	.	.	. 310
 Executive	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 312
 Meditation on a Constable Picture	.	.	. 314
 A Wembley Lad	.	.	.	.	.	. 315
 County	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 316
 Greek Orthodox	.	.	.	.	.	. 319
 Dilton Marsh Halt	.	.	.	.	.	. 321
 Loneliness	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 322
 Back from Australia	.	.	.	.	. 323
 The Manor House, Hale, near Liverpool	.	.	. 324
 Shattered Image	.	.	.	.	.	. 326
 A Ballad of Investiture 1969	.	.	.	. 332
 14 November, 1973	.	.	.	.	.	. 335
 A Mind¿s Journey to Diss	.	.	.	.	. 336
 Fruit	.	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 337
 Inland Waterway	.	.	.	.	.	. 338
 For Patrick, aetat: LXX	.	.	.	.	. 339
 The Last Laugh	.	.	.	.	.	. 341
 
UNCOLLECTED POEMS (1982)
 1940	.	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 342
 Interior Decorator (London Magazine 1964)	.	. 344
 The Lift Man	.	.	.	.	.	. 347
 Archibald	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 349
 The Retired Postal Clerk	.	.	.	.	. 351
 Cheshire	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 352
 Advertising Pays	.	.	.	.	.	. 353
 Dumbleton Hall 	.	.	.	.	.	. 355
 Thoughts on a Train	.	.	.	.	. 357
 Shetland 1973	.	.	.	.	.	. 358
 To the Crazy Gang		.	.	.	.	. 359
 Kegans	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 361
 Henley Regatta 1902	.	.	.	.	. 362
 1930 Commercial Style	.	.	.	.	. 363
 Guilt		.	.	.	.	.	.	. 365
 A Romance	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 366
 Advent 1955	.	.	.	.	.	. 369
 The Old Land Dog	.	.	.	.	.	. 371
 Before the Lecture	.	.	.	.	.	. 373
 The Parochial Church Council	.	.	.	. 375
 The Shires	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 379
 An Ecumenical Invitation	.	.	.	.	. 380
 The Conversion of St Paul (The Listener 1955)	.	. 382
 St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street Hill	.	.	. 385
 Woman Driver	.	.	.	.	.	. 386
 The Ballad of George R. Sims (New Statesman 1968)	. 387
 Civilized Woman	.	.	.	.	.	. 389
 To Stuart Piggot, 1973	.	.	.	.	. 390
 Chelsea 1977	.	.	.	.	.	. 392
ADDITIONAL POEMS
 The Friends of the Cathedral (from Poems in the Porch,
 1954)	.	.	.	.	.	.	. 393
 The Empty Pew	.	.	.	.	.	. 395
SUMMONED BY BELLS (1960)
 I	Before MCMXIV	.	.	.	.	. 399
 II 	The Dawn of Guilt	.	.	.	.	. 403
 III	Highgate	.	.	.	.	.	. 413
 IV	Cornwall in Childhood	.	.	.	. 418
 V	Private School	.	.	.	.	. 426
 VI	London	.	.	.	.	.	. 434
 VII	Malborough	.	.	.	.	.	. 440
 VIII	Cornwall in Adolescence	.	.	.	. 450
 IX	The Opening World	.	.	.	.	. 461
 Index of First Lines	.	.	.	.	. 483
 Index of Places	.	.	.	.	.	. 491

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