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I shall desire and I shall find
 The best of my desires;
The autumn road, the mellow wind
 That soothes the darkening shires,
 And laughter, and inn-fires.


White mist about the black hedgerows,
 The slumbering Midland plain,
The silence where the clover grows,
 And the dead leaves in the lane,
 Certainly, these remain.


And I shall find some girl perhaps,
 And a better one than you,
With eyes as wise, but kindlier,
 And lips as soft, but true.
 And I daresay she will do.

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