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

Norman Gale b. 1862


THOUGH singing but the shy and sweet

Untrod by multitudes of feet,

Songs bounded by the brook and wheat,

I have not failed in this,

The only lure my woodland note,

To win all England’s whitest throat!

O bards in gold and fire who wrote,

Be yours all other bliss!