Owen Barfield (1898-1997), "On Reading an Elizabethan Lyric in the British Museum Reading Room," in The Mercury Book of Verse. Being a Selection of Poems published in The London Mercury, 1919-1930
(London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1931), p. 31:
This is the fifty millionth year—
The world is old—how old it seems!
Young literary gents flock here
To feed on piles of dead men's dreams:
Bulging with dead men's thoughts, the air
Hangs underneath the dome how still!
And girls with long and lovely hair
Around them read John Stuart Mill.
God, for a doublet and a swishing cloak,
A pretty bodkin, and a lightning stroke,
A green bank, and some ladies not too wise
To listen while I raved about their eyes!