The Dover Bitch

A Criticism of Life

Original Text: 
Hecht, Anthony. The Hard Hours. London: Oxford University Press, 1967: 17.
1So there stood Matthew Arnold and this girl
2With the cliffs of England crumbling away behind them,
3And he said to her, 'Try to be true to me,
4And I'll do the same for you, for things are bad
5All over, etc., etc.'
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire, assisted by Ana Berdinskikh
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