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

William James Linton 1812–97



IN Childhood’s unsuspicious hours

The fairies crown’d my head with flowers.

Youth came: I lay at Beauty’s feet;

She smil’d and said my song was sweet.

Then Age, and, Love no longer mine,

My brows I shaded with the vine.

With flowers and love and wine and song,

O Death! life hath not been too long.