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2020.02.24 09:23

On the Ruins of a Country Inn by Philip Freneau.

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Old creeping Time, that brings decay,
Might yet have spared these moldering walls,
Alike beneath whose potent sway
A temple or a tavern falls.

Is this the place where mirth and joy,
Coy nymphs, and sprightly lads were found?
Indeed! no more the nymphs are coy,
No more the flowing bowls go round.

Is this the place where festive song
Deceived the wintry hours away?
No more the swains the tune prolong,
No more the maidens join the lay.

Is this the place where Nancy slept
In downy beds of blue and green?
Dame Nature here no vigils kept,
No cold unfeeling guards were seen.
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  • 巅峰时刻Ryan 2020.02.24 09:25

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    it is brilliant!
  • Allie 2020.02.24 13:44

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    Philip Freneau is the most significant poet of 18th century America. I just googled it bcz I found the words he used is “strange” for me.😂
  • Mhmd Hamza 2020.02.24 13:50

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    And me I wanna practice with you

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