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

Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864

The Appeal


REMAIN, ah not in youth alone,

Though youth, where you are, long will stay,

But when my summer days are gone,

And my autumnal haste away.

“Can I be always by your side?”

No; but the hours you can, you must,

Nor rise at Death’s approaching stride,

Nor go when dust is gone to dust.