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

Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864

On Lucretia Borgia’s Hair


BORGIA, thou once wert almost too august

And high for adoration; now thou ’rt dust;

All that remains of thee these plaits unfold,

Calm hair meandering in pellucid gold.