Within King's College Chapel
Tax not the royal Saint with vain expense,

With ill-match'd aims the Architect who plann'd --

Albeit labouring for a scanty band

Of white-robed Scholars only -- this immense

And glorious Work of fine intelligence!

Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore

Of nicely-calculated less or more;

-- So deem'd the man who fashion'd for the sense

These lofty pillars, spread that branching roof

Self-poised, and scoop'd into ten thousand cells,

Where light and shade repose, where music dwells

Lingering -- and wandering on as loth to die;

Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof

That they were born for immortality.

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