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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.


Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

THERE is a mountain and a wood between us,

Where the lone shepherd and late bird have seen us

Morning and noon and eventide repass.

Between us now the mountain and the wood

Seem standing darker than last year they stood,

And say we must not cross—alas! alas!