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Introduction xi

Poems

From The London Zoo (1961) and other early poems On a Troopship 3 In Time of Famine: Bengal 3 The Body in Asia 4 In a Dark Wood 5 In London 6 Sparrows seen from an Office Window 6 In Kent 7 Maurras Young and Old 7 On the Way Home 9 Silence 9 Ightham Woods 10 Family Fortunes 10 In Honour of J.H. Fabre 12 Nude Studies 12 Tintagel 13 To Walter Savage Landor 13 Cranmer 14 Knole 14 On a Civil Servant 15 Money 15 Ellick Farm 15 The Un-Red Deer 16 The London Zoo 17

My Life and Times

The Nature of Man

From Numbers (1965)

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