James Whitcomb Riley: A Parting Guest

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

A Parting Guest

James Whitcomb Riley

What delightful hosts are they ?
Life and Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
This late hour, yet glad enough
They have not withheld from me
Their high hospitality.
So, with face lit with delight
And all gratitude, I stay
Yet to press their hands and say,
"Thanks. ? So fine a time! Good night."