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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Walter Savage Landor. 1775–1864
  
568. Of Clementina
  
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,         5
  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,  10
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,  15
            Is gone for ever. 
 
 
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