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Poem by James Whitcomb Riley


A Parting Guest


WHAT delightful hosts are they Ч
    Life and Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
    This late hour, yet glad enough
They have not withheld from me
    Their high hospitality.
So, with face lit with delight
    And all gratitude, I stay
    Yet to press their hands and say,
"Thanks. Ч So fine a time! Good night."



James Whitcomb Riley


James Whitcomb Riley's other poems:
  1. Thoughts Fer the Discuraged Farmer
  2. The Old Swimmin'-Hole
  3. A Summer's Day
  4. Wortermelon Time
  5. My Philosofy


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