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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. To My Old Friend, William Leachman
  2. The Clover
  3. My Fiddle
  4. Wortermelon Time
  5. On the Death of Little Mahala Ashcraft

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