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

William Bell Scott 1811–90

To the Dead

GONE art thou? gone, and is the light of day

Still shining, is my hair not touch’d with gray?

But evening draweth nigh, I pass the door,

And see thee walking on the dim-lit shore.

Gone, art thou? gone, and weary on the brink

Of Lethe waiting there. O do not drink,

Drink not, forget not, wait a little while,

I shall be with thee; we again may smile.