Late Promise

Released at last from daily drudgery,
Ethelred put up his weary feet.
Time enough, he sighed, to write that book!
Ideas should flock like fervid flies round meat!
Relaxing in the blazing sun one day -
Excited by some opening-sentence play -
Ethelred, unready, passed away.
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