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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Standing on Tiptoe
 
George Frederick Cameron (1854–87)
 
 
STANDING on tiptoe ever since my youth,
  Striving to grasp the future just above,
I hold at length the only future—Truth,
  And Truth is Love.
 
I feel as one who being awhile confined        5
  Sees drop to dust about him all his bars:-
The clay grows less, and, leaving it, the mind
  Dwells with the stars.
 

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