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

Ernest Rhys b. 1860

White Roses

NO sleep like hers, no rest,

In all the earth to-night:

Upon her whiter breast

Our roses lie so light.

She had no sins to lose,

As some might say;

But calmly keeps her pale repose

Till God’s good day.