and John Radcliffe
Where the quiet-coloured end of evening smiles,Background
Miles and miles
On the solitary pastures where our sheep
Tinkle homeward thro' the twilight, stray or stop
As they crop--
Was the site once of a city great and gay,
(So they say)
Of our country's very capital, its prince...
The well-known name of the tract of intersecting creeks and channels, swampy islands and jungles, which constitutes that part of the Ganges Delta nearest the sea. The limits of the region so-called are the mouth of the Hoogly on the west, and that of the Megna ... on the east ...the City and the Viceroy there may well have been differences of opinion and policy between the Government of India and the municipality.
Me the Sea-captain loved, the River built,