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              Thomas Hood (1799-1845)


                   No sun — no moon!
                   No morn — no noon —
    No dawn — no dusk — no proper time of day —
                   No sky — no earthly view —
                   No distance looking blue —
    No road — no street — no "t'other side the way" —
                   No end to any Row —
                   No indications where the Crescents go —
                   No top to any steeple —
    No recognitions of familiar people —
                   No courtesies for showing 'em —
                   No knowing 'em!
    No traveling at all — no locomotion —
    No inkling of the way — no notion —
                   "No go" — by land or ocean —
                   No mail — no post —
                   No news from any foreign coast —
    No park — no ring — no afternoon gentility —
                   No company — no nobility —
    No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
        No comfortable feel in any member —
    No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
    No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,


The above poem can be found in:
  • Hood, Thomas. The Poetical Works of Thomas
    Hood: Enlarged and Revised Edition
    . New York:
    Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1890(?).