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Thanks to And Rosta and John Cowan.....

I wrote:
>> I need to look into that---- the lines seem to be a take on Wordsworth's
(?)
>> "...bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang."
>

>Shakespeare, Sonnet 73. I agree about it being echoed. I think
>you're thinking of Tintern Abbey, ...

Exactly... Unfortunately it's been years since I read either.

but I seem to own no copy of it
>so cannot check.
>
>  That time of year thou mayst in me behold,
>  When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
>  Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
>  Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
>
>(or "bare rn'wd quiers" in the original)
>
>--And.