The previous blog post written yesterday evening to appear early this morning. Having completed my blog I switched on the TV to see the last few minutes of Question Time on BBC1, just as Peter Hitchens began to quote from A.E.Housman’s poem A Shropshire Lad, published in 1896.
Hitchens said he was proud that his schooling enabled him to remember and quote poem number XL  ‘The Land of Lost Content’, from A Shropshire Lad. Here it is, in all it’s beauty.
Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
And by way of repairing my ommission in my previous blog. Here’s the link to Cargoes by John Masefield.