Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle

1861: J.R. Crawford’s Poem

J.R. Crawford, a Master of Berkhamsted School, publishes an elegaic poem, “Berkhampsted Castle, an Historical Reverie”

I sit alone on the Castle-mound
And muse in silence on its slow decay.
A tranquil melancholy reigns around,
And o’er my soul asserts its thoughtful sway.