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

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron 1809–92

The Silent Voices


WHEN the dumb Hour, cloth’d in black,

Brings the Dreams about my bed,

Call me not so often back,

Silent Voices of the dead,

Toward the lowland ways behind me,

And the sunlight that is gone!

Call me rather, silent Voices,

Forward to the starry track

Glimmering up the heights beyond me

On, and always on!