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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
 
The ‘Old, old Song’
By Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
 
WHEN all the world is young, lad,
  And all the trees are green;
And every goose a swan, lad,
  And every lass a queen;
Then hey for boot and horse, lad,        5
  And round the world away;
Young blood must have its course, lad,
  And every dog his day.
 
When all the world is old, lad,
  And all the trees are brown;        10
And all the sport is stale, lad,
  And all the wheels run down:
Creep home, and take your place there,
  The spent and maimed among:
God grant you find one face there        15
  You loved when all was young.
 
 
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