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

Arthur Symons 1865–1945

During Music


THE MUSIC had the heat of blood,

A passion that no words can reach;

We sat together, and understood

Our own heart’s speech.

We had no need of word or sign,

The music spoke for us, and said

All that her eyes could read in mine

Or mine in hers had read.