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

Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864

To Ianthe


YOU smil’d, you spoke, and I believ’d,

By every word and smile deceiv’d.

Another man would hope no more;

Nor hope I what I hop’d before:

But let not this last wish be vain;

Deceive, deceive me once again!