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

Well I Remember How You Smiled

Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

WELL I remember how you smiled

To see me write your name upon

The soft sea-sand. ‘O! what a child!

You think you’re writing upon stone!’

I have since written what no tide

Shall ever wash away, what men

Unborn shall read o’er ocean wide

And find Ianthe’s name again.