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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.

Walter Savage Landor. 1775–1864

558. Rose Aylmer

AH, what avails the sceptred race! 
  Ah, what the form divine! 
What every virtue, every grace! 
  Rose Aylmer, all were thine. 
Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes         5
  May weep, but never see, 
A night of memories and sighs 
  I consecrate to thee.