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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

To An Unknown Bust in the British Museum by Austin Dobson




To An Unknown Bust in the British Museum

By Austin Dobson

Who were you once? Could we but guess,
We might perchance more boldly
Define the patient weariness
That sets your lips so coldly;
You "lived," we know, for blame and fame;
But sure, to friend or foeman,
You bore some more distinctive name
Than mere "B. C.,"—and "Roman"?

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2 comments:

  1. We visited this museum last summer! A great poem!

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    1. Oh, that must have been interesting! I have not visited Britain so far.

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