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

Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864

Shakespeare and Milton


THE TONGUE of England, that which myriads

Have spoken and will speak, were paralyz’d

Hereafter, but two mighty men stand forth

Above the flight of ages, two alone;

One crying out,

All nations spoke through me.

The other:

True; and through this trumpet burst God’s word; the fall of Angels, and the doom

First of immortal, then of mortal, Man.

Glory! be glory! not to me, to God.