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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
The Page of Lancelot
 
May Kendall (b. 1861)
 
 
SO I arm thee for the final night,
  And for thy one defeat;
For God upon his side shall fight
  When thou and he shall meet.
I know, for good or evil, thine        5
  Will be a well-fought field—
For good or evil, master mine,
  If I may bear thy shield!
 
Now art thou the unfaithfullest
  Of all that bore the vow—        10
Yet some there are that love thee best,
  Most honor, even now.
I see the face I held divine
  Ah, yet divine revealed!
For good or evil, master mine,        15
  If I may bear thy shield!
 

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