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

Robert Browning 1812–89



THOU whom these eyes saw never, say friends true,

Who say my soul, help’d onward by my song,

Though all unwittingly, has help’d thee too?

I gave but of the little that I knew:

How were the gift requited, while along

Life’s path I pace, couldst thou make weakness strong,

Help me with knowledge—for Life’s old.

Death’s new!