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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

Francis William Bourdillon b. 1852

A Violinist

THE LARK above our heads doth know

A heaven we see not here below;

She sees it, and for joy she sings;

Then falls with ineffectual wings.

Ah, soaring soul! faint not nor tire!

Each heaven attained reveals a higher.

Thy thought is of thy failure; we

List raptured, and thank God for thee.