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

Richard Le Gallienne 1866–1947



ONE asked of Regret,

And I made reply:

To have held the bird,

And let it fly;

To have seen the star

For a moment nigh,

And lost it

Through a slothful eye;

To have plucked the flower

And cast it by;

To have one only hope—

To die.