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

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Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

I KNOW not whether I am proud,

But this I know, I hate the crowd:

Therefore pray let me disengage

My verses from the motley page,

Where others far more sure to please

Pour out their choral song with ease.

And yet perhaps, if some should tire

With too much froth or too much fire,

There is an ear that may incline

Even to words so dull as mine.