Mr and Mrs Wilkins

Mr and Mrs Wilkins

With many thanks and great delight
These verses in your praise we write ,
Hoping in true , though humble lay
Some shred of our great debt to pay
To you, who granted us the sight
Of majesty and beauty bright :
Poets of old hymned patrons’ might
For lesser gifts : we sing as they ,
With many thanks .

When pomp and pageant reached their height
The joyous hours took speedy flight ;
But still as years roll on we may
Remember that right royal day ,
And still your kindness may requite
With many thanks .

[June 1953 ]

On the same sheet as to Mr & Mrs Smith We sing a long awaited day