Alton: All Saints
Foundation laid by Selborne,
Lord High Chancellor of England -
"Let all the earth keep silence,"
is the message on the face;
Across the street, in meadows
long since disappeared from vision,
they built the spire in sections
and then hauled them into place.
Now see the hurly-burly,
busy people spending money
pass the steeple in a hurry
on a never-ending chase.
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