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To A Cricket

William Cox Bennett 1820 (Greenwich,) – 1895 (Blackheath, London)



Voice of summer, keen and shrill,
Chirping round my winter fire,
Of thy song I never tire,
Weary others as they will,
For thy song with summer's filled -
Filled with sunshine, filled with June;
Firelight echo of that noon
Heard in fields when all is stilled
In the golden light of May,
Bringing scents of new-mown hay,
Bees, and birds, and flowers away,
Prithee, haunt my fireside still,
Voice of summer, keen and shrill.

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William Cox Bennett

William Cox Bennett (1820 – 1895) was an English poet. He published numerous works, often including a self-written preface. One of his better-known poems is that of "Baby May".  more…

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