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Page Eglantine

PAGE EGLANTINE by WILFRED OWEN Nay, light me no fire tonight, Page Eglantine; I have no desire tonight To drink or dine; I will suck no briar tonight, Nor read no line; An you be my quire tonight, And you my wine.


“Page Eglantine,” by Owen, Wilfred (1893-1918). The Estate of Wilfred Owen. The Complete Poems and Fragments of Wilfred Owen edited by Jon Stallworthy first published by Chatto & Windus, 1983. Preliminaries, introductory, editorial matter, manuscripts and fragments omitted. via First World War Poetry Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2022,

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