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

Frederic William Henry Myers 1843–1901

On a Grave at Grindelwald


HERE let us leave him; for his shroud the snow,

For funeral lamps he has the planets seven,

For a great sign the icy stair shall go

Between the heights to heaven.

One moment stood he as the angels stand,

High in the stainless eminence of air;

The next, he was not, to his fatherland

Translated unaware.