The town down the river; a book of poems

The town down the river; a book of poems  (1920) 
by Edwin Arlington Robinson

THE TOWN DOWN THE RIVER

A BOOK OF POEMS

BY

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1920



Copyright, 1910, by
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS


Published September, 1910





TO

THEODORE ROOSEVELT



CONTENTS

page

THE MASTER
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1
THE TOWN DOWN THE RIVER
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9
AN ISLAND
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23
CALVERLY'S—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
Calverly's
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41
Leffingwell—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
I. The Lure
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44
II. The Quickstep
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46
III. Requiescat
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48
Clavering
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50
Lingard and the Stars
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54
MISCELLANEOUS—
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
Pasa Thalassa Thalassa
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59
Momus
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64
Uncle Ananias
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66
The Whip
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68
The White Lights
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71
Exit
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73
Normandy
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
74
Leonora
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76
The Wise Brothers
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78
But for the Grace of God
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
80
Au Revoir
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83
For Arvia
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
85
The Sunken Crown
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
87
Doctor of Billiards
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89
Shadrach O'Leary
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91
How Annandale Went Out
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93
Alma Mater
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95
Miniver Cheevy
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97
The Pilot
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100
Vickery's Mountain
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102
Bon Voyage
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106
The Companion
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109
Atherton's Gambit
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111
For a Dead Lady
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114
Two Gardens in Linndale
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116
THE REVEALER
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123

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