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English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Walter Savage Landor

544. Twenty Years Hence

TWENTY years hence my eyes may grow,

If not quite dim, yet rather so;

Yet yours from others they shall know,

Twenty years hence.

Twenty years hence, though it may hap

That I be call’d to take a nap

In a cool cell where thunder-clap

Was never heard,

There breathe but o’er my arch of grass

A not too sadly sigh’d ‘Alas!’

And I shall catch, ere you can pass,

That wingèd word.