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

Norman Gale b. 1862


THIS peach is pink with such a pink

As suits the peach divinely;

The cunning color rarely spread

Fades to the yellow finely;

But where to spy the truest pink

Is in my Love’s soft cheek, I think.

The snowdrop, child of windy March,

Doth glory in her whiteness;

Her golden neighbors, crocuses,

Unenvious praise her brightness!

But I do know where, out of sight,

My sweetheart keeps a warmer white.