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


Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

MILD is the parting year, and sweet

The odour of the falling spray;

Life passes on more rudely fleet,

And balmless is its closing day.

I wait its close, I court its gloom,

But mourn that never must there fall

Or on my breast or on my tomb

The tear that would have sooth’d it all.