The Test By Walter Savage Landor

The Test I held her hand, the pledge of bliss, Her hand that trembled and withdrew; She bent her head before my kiss… My heart…

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Little Aglaë By Walter Savage Landor

Little Aglaë To Her Father, on Her Statue Being Called Like Her FATHER! the little girl we see Is not, I fancy, so like me;…

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Advice By Walter Savage Landor

Advice TO write as your sweet mother does Is all you wish to do. Play, sing, and smile for others, Rose! Let others write for…

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Separation By Walter Savage Landor

Separation THERE is a mountain and a wood between us, Where the lone shepherd and late bird have seen us    Morning and noon and eventide…

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I Entreat You, Alfred Tennyson By Walter Savage Landor

I Entreat You, Alfred Tennyson I entreat you, Alfred Tennyson, Come and share my haunch of venison. I have too a bin of claret, Good,…

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To Ianthe By Walter Savage Landor

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…

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On Music By Walter Savage Landor

On Music MANY love music but for music’s sake; Many because her touches can awake Thoughts that repose within the breast half dead, And rise…

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Damaetas And Ida By Walter Savage Landor

Damaetas And Ida Damaetas is a boy as rue As ever broke maid’s solitude. He watcht the little Ida going Where the wood-raspberries were growing,…

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The One White Hair By Walter Savage Landor

The One White Hair THE WISEST of the wise Listen to pretty lies And love to hear them told; Doubt not that Solomon Listen’d to…

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Lately Our Poets By Walter Savage Landor

Lately Our Poets Lately our poets loiter’d in green lanes, Content to catch the ballads of the plains; I fancied I had strength enough to…

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Absence By Walter Savage Landor

Absence HERE, ever since you went abroad,    If there be change no change I see: I only walk our wonted road,    The road is only…

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Verse By Walter Savage Landor

Verse Past ruined Ilion Helen lives, Alcestis rises from the shades. Verse calls them forth; ’tis verse that gives Immortal youth to mortal maids. Soon…

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Rose Aylmer By Walter Savage Landor

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,…

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I Wander O’er The Sandy Heath By Walter Savage Landor

I Wander O’Er The Sandy Heath I wander o’er the sandy heath Where the white rush waves high, Where adders close before me wreath And…

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Twenty Years Hence By Walter Savage Landor

Twenty Years Hence Twenty years hence my eyes may grow If not quite dim, yet rather so, Still yours from others they shall know Twenty…

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On Lady Charles Beauclerc’s Death By Walter Savage Landor

On Lady Charles Beauclerc’s Death Nor empty are the honours that we pay To the departed; our own hearts are fill’d Brimfull with grateful reminiscences;…

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Corinna, From Athens, To Tanagra By Walter Savage Landor

Corinna, From Athens, To Tanagra Tanagra! think not I forget Thy beautifully-storey’d streets; Be sure my memory bathes yet In clear Thermodon, and yet greets…

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The Maid’s Lament By Walter Savage Landor

The Maid’s Lament I loved him not; and yet, now he is gone, I feel I am alone. I check’d him while he spoke; yet,…

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Late Leaves By Walter Savage Landor

Late Leaves THE leaves are falling; so am I; The few late flowers have moisture in the eye;    So have I too. Scarcely on any…

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A Railroad Eclogue By Walter Savage Landor

A Railroad Eclogue Father: What brought thee back, lad? Son: Father! the same feet As took me brought me back, I warrant ye. Father: Couldst…

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Well I Remember How You Smiled By Walter Savage Landor

Well I Remember How You Smiled Well I remember how you smiled To see me write your name upon The soft sea-sand . . ….

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The Appeal By Walter Savage Landor

The Appeal REMAIN, ah not in youth alone, Though youth, where you are, long will stay, But when my summer days are gone, And my…

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Homer And Laertes By Walter Savage Landor

Homer And Laertes Laertes: Gods help thee! and restore to thee thy sight! My good old guest, I am more old than thou, Yet have…

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To A Cyclamen By Walter Savage Landor

To A Cyclamen I COME to visit thee agen, My little flowerless cyclamen; To touch the hand, almost to press, That cheer’d thee in thy…

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On An Eclipse Of The Moon By Walter Savage Landor

On An Eclipse Of The Moon Struggling, and faint, and fainter didst thou wane, O Moon! and round thee all thy starry train Came forth…

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Autumn By Walter Savage Landor

Autumn MILD is the parting year, and sweet    The odour of the falling spray; Life passes on more rudely fleet,    And balmless is its closing…

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The Hamadryad By Walter Savage Landor

The Hamadryad RHAICOS was born amid the hills wherefrom Gnidos the light of Caria is discern’d And small are the white-crested that play near, And…

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Lines To A Dragon Fly By Walter Savage Landor

Lines To A Dragon Fly Life (priest and poet say) is but a dream; I wish no happier one than to be laid Beneath some…

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Acon And Rhodope By Walter Savage Landor

Acon And Rhodope The Year’s twelve daughters had in turn gone by, Of measured pace tho’ varying mien all twelve, Some froward, some sedater, some…

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Why, Why Repine By Walter Savage Landor

Why, Why Repine Why, why repine, my pensive friend, At pleasures slipp’d away? Some the stern Fates will never lend, And all refuse to stay….

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Resignation By Walter Savage Landor

Resignation WHY, why repine, my pensive friend,    At pleasures slipp’d away? Some the stern Fates will never lend,    And all refuse to stay. I see…

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From “myrtis” By Walter Savage Landor

From “myrtis” FRIENDS, whom she look’d at blandly from her couch And her white wrist above it, gem-bedew’d, Were arguing with Pentheusa: she had heard…

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To Age By Walter Savage Landor

To Age Welcome, old friend! These many years Have we lived door by door; The fates have laid aside their shears Perhaps for some few…

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Of Clementina By Walter Savage Landor

Of Clementina In Clementina’s artless mien Lucilla asks me what I see, And are the roses of sixteen Enough for me? Lucilla asks, if that…

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Child Of A Day By Walter Savage Landor

Child Of A Day Child of a day, thou knowest not The tears that overflow thy urn, The gushing eyes that read thy lot, Nor,…

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The Evening Star By Walter Savage Landor

The Evening Star Smiles soon abate; the boisterous throes Of anger long burst forth; Inconstantly the south-wind blows, But steadily the north. Thy star, O…

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Judge And Thief By Walter Savage Landor

Judge And Thief O’erfoaming with rage The foul-mouth’d judge Page Thus question’d a thief in the dock: ‘Didst never hear read In the church, lump…

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A Prophecy By Walter Savage Landor

A Prophecy PROUD word you never spoke, but you will speak Four not exempt from pride some future day. Resting on one white hand a…

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Very True, The Linnets Sing By Walter Savage Landor

Very True, The Linnets Sing Very true, the linnets sing Sweetest in the leaves of spring: You have found in all these leaves That which…

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Remain! By Walter Savage Landor

Remain! REMAIN, ah not in youth alone!    –Tho’ youth, where you are, long will stay– But when my summer days are gone,    And my autumnal…

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Farewell To Italy By Walter Savage Landor

Farewell To Italy I LEAVE thee, beauteous Italy! no more From the high terraces, at even-tide, To look supine into thy depths of sky, Thy…

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Time To Be Wise By Walter Savage Landor

Time To Be Wise YES; I write verses now and then, But blunt and flaccid is my pen, No longer talk’d of by young men…

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On The Dead By Walter Savage Landor

On The Dead Yes, in this chancel once we sat alone, O Dorothea! thou wert bright with youth, Freshness like Morning’s dwelt upon thy cheek,…

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Aletheia To Phraortes By Walter Savage Landor

Aletheia To Phraortes AFTER THE SACKAGE OF MILETOS Phraortes! where art thou? The flames were panting after us, their darts Had pierced to many hearts…

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The Georges By Walter Savage Landor

The Georges George the First was always reckoned Vile, but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third?…

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In Spring And Summer Winds May Blow By Walter Savage Landor

In Spring And Summer Winds May Blow In spring and summer winds may blow, And rains fall after, hard and fast; The tender leaves, if…

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A Poet Leaving Athens By Walter Savage Landor

A Poet Leaving Athens Speak not too ill of me, Athenian friends! Nor ye, Athenian sages, speak too ill! From others of all tribes am…

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What News By Walter Savage Landor

What News Here, ever since you went abroad, If there be change, no change I see, I only walk our wonted road, The road is…

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Overture By Walter Savage Landor

Overture From “Thrasymedes and Eunoë” WHO will away to Athens with me? who Loves choral songs and maidens crown’d with flowers, Unenvious? mount the pinnace;…

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For An Epitaph At Fiesole By Walter Savage Landor

For An Epitaph At Fiesole LO! where the four mimosas blend their shade In calm repose at last is Landor laid; For ere he slept…

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Thou Hast Not Raised By Walter Savage Landor

Thou Hast Not Raised Thou hast not rais’d, Ianthe, such desire In any breast as thou hast rais’d in mine. No wandering meteor now, no…

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Myrtis By Walter Savage Landor

Myrtis Friends, whom she lookt at blandly from her couch And her white wrist above it, gem-bedewed, Were arguing with Pentheusa: she had heard Report…

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An Invocation By Walter Savage Landor

An Invocation WE are what suns and winds and waters make us; The mountains are our sponsors, and the rills Fashion and win their nursling…

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The Death Of Artemidora By Walter Savage Landor

The Death Of Artemidora “ARTEMIDORA! Gods invisible, While thou art lying faint along the couch, Have tied the sandal to thy veined feet, And stand…

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In After Time By Walter Savage Landor

In After Time NO, my own love of other years! No, it must never be. Much rests with you that yet endears, Alas! but what…

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You Smiled, You Spoke, And I Believed By Walter Savage Landor

You Smiled, You Spoke, And I Believed You smiled, you spoke, and I believed, By every word and smile deceived. Another man would hope no…

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Who Ever Felt As I By Walter Savage Landor

Who Ever Felt As I Mother, I cannot mind my wheel; My fingers ache, my lips are dry: Oh! if you felt the pain I…

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Plays By Walter Savage Landor

Plays ALAS, how soon the hours are over Counted us out to play the lover! And how much narrower is the stage Allotted us to…

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Fæsulan Idyl By Walter Savage Landor

Fæsulan Idyl Here, where precipitate Spring with one light bound Into hot Summer’s lusty arms expires; And where go forth at morn, at eve, at…

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Thrasymedes And Eunoe By Walter Savage Landor

Thrasymedes And Eunoe Who will away to Athens with me? Who Loves choral songs and maidens crown’d with flowers, Unenvious? mount the pinnace; hoist the…

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