No love that in a family dwells, No carolling in frosty air, Nor all the steeple-shaking bells Can with this single Truth compare--That God was Man in Palestine And lives to-day in Bread and Wine.
Sir John Betjeman (28 August 1906 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was born to a middle class family in Edwardian London. Although he failed his degree at Oxford University his early ability in writing poetry and interest in architecture would support him throughout his life. He wrote poetry throughout his life; starting his career as a lowly journalist he ended it as a much loved figure on British television.
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