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

Of Clementina

Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

IN Clementina’s artless mien

Lucilla asks me what I see,

And are the roses of sixteen

Enough for me?

Lucilla asks, if that be all,

Have I not cull’d as sweet before:

Ah yes, Lucilla! and their fall

I still deplore.

I now behold another scene,

Where Pleasure beams with Heaven’s own light,

More pure, more constant, more serene,

And not less bright.

Faith, on whose breast the Loves repose,

Whose chain of flowers no force can sever,

And Modesty who, when she goes,

Is gone for ever.