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English Poetry. Norman Rowland Gale. Star-Gazing. Норман Гейл.

Norman Rowland Gale (Норман Гейл)


Astronomers, working like niggers,
Neck-deep in morasses of figures,
From Cricketing vainly would wean us
With diagrams, even of Venus.

We rather would watch a good bowler
Than Bears, be they little or Polar;
And bar, though of masculine genus,
Wise talk on the Transit of Venus.

When Ladies at _Lords_ saunter gaily
With Parsons (not musing on Paley),
Old friend of my boyhood, between us,
Then, _then_ is the Transit of Venus!

Norman Rowland Gale’s other poems:

  1. The Church Cricketant
  2. The Hope of Surrey
  3. The Last Ball of Summer
  4. The Commentator
  5. Revenge

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