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

John Arthur Blaikie b. 185–


IF not now soft airs may blow

From thy haven unto me,

If not now last Autumn’s glow

Thrill delight ’twixt me and thee,

Call up Memory, oh, entreat her,

In the present there ’s none sweeter.

One true thought and constant only

To that pleasurable time

Me sufficeth to make lonely

All the void and mocking prime

Of this summertide, whose story

Pales in that exceeding glory.