by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

He looked at me with eyes I thought
Language: English 
He looked at me with eyes I thought
  I was not like to find,
The voice he begged for pence with brought
  Another man to mind.

Oh no, lad, never touch your cap;
  It is not my half-crown:
You have it from a better chap
  That long ago lay down.

Turn east and over Thames to Kent
  And come to the sea's brim,
And find his everlasting tent
  And touch your cap to him.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-12-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 74