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

Richard Le Gallienne 1866–1947



TWO stars once on their lonely way

Met in the heavenly height,

And they dreamed a dream they might shine alway

With undivided light;

Melt into one with a breathless throe,

And beam as one in the night.

And each forgot in the dream so strange

How desolately far

Swept on each path, for who shall change

The orbit of a star?

Yea, all was a dream, and they still must go

As lonely as they are.