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Poetry — From the July 1892 issue

Closed

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A wheat-field idyl

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No answer

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Polly Dossett’s rule

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On the hill-top

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Love will find out the way

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The difference

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The perverse

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The visit

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The message

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Last days

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The chimney-swallow’s idyl

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Collected by a valetudinarian

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“Me and my son”

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The visit

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The inevitable crisis

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Unreturning

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Unexpected blows

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Lucy Tavish’s journey

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The chimneys

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