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Come Hither

Come Hither

(1954)
A collection of poems by

 
Excerpt from Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

IN my rovings and ramblings as a boy I had often skirted the old stone house in the hollow. But my first clear remembrance of it is of a hot summer's day. I had climbed to the Crest ofa hill till then unknown to me, and stood there, hot and breathless in the bright slippery grass, looking down on its grey walls and chimneys as if out of a dream. And as if out of a dream already familiar to me.

My real intention in setting out from home that morn ing had been to get to a place called East Dene. My mother had often spoken to me of East Dene - of its trees and waters and green pastures, and the rare birds and owers to be found there. Ages ago, she had told me, an ancestor of our family had dwelt in this place. But She smiled a little strangely when I asked her to take me there. All in good time, my dear, she Whispered into my ear, all in very good time just follow your small nose. What kind of time, I wondered, was very good time. And follow my nose - how far? Such reections indeed only made me the more anxious to be gone.

Early that morning, then, I had started out when the dew was still Sparkling, and the night mists had but just lifted. But my young legs soon tired of the steep.

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Hardback Editions

August 1990 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Come Hither: A Family Treasure
Author(s): Walter De La Mare
ISBN: 0-517-02743-7 / 978-0-517-02743-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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December 1978 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Come Hither: v. 1
Author(s): Walter de la Mare
ISBN: 0-7226-5470-7 / 978-0-7226-5470-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
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December 1978 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Come Hither: v. 2
Author(s): Walter de la Mare
ISBN: 0-7226-5471-5 / 978-0-7226-5471-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
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December 1960 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Come Hither
Author(s): Walter de la Mare
ISBN: 0-582-15044-2 / 978-0-582-15044-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
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June 1957 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Come Hither
Author(s): Walter De La Mare
ISBN: 0-394-40336-3 / 978-0-394-40336-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

November 1973 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Come Hither, 2 Volumes
Author(s): Walter de la Mare
ISBN: 0-14-030670-6 / 978-0-14-030670-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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