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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William Cranston Lawton (1853–1941)


NOT as in prison pent,

Not as a spirit sent

To baser banishment,

I tarried well content

The body’s guest.

Whithersoe’er I fly,

Let me not wholly die!

Yet He who shall deny

Or grant this parting cry

Knows which is best.