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

Richard Garnett 1835–1906

On an Urn


BOTH thou and I alike, my Bacchic urn,

From clay are sprung, and must to clay return;

But happier fate this day is mine and thine,

For I am full of life, and thou of wine;

Our powers for mutual aid united be,

Keep thou me blithe, and flowing I ’ll keep thee.