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

Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864



MOTHER, I cannot mind my wheel;

My fingers ache, my lips are dry;

Oh, if you felt the pain I feel!

But oh, who ever felt as I!

No longer could I doubt him true,

All other men may use deceit;

He always said my eyes were blue,

And often swore my lips were sweet.