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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Misconceptions
 
Robert Browning (1812–89)
 
 
THIS is a spray the bird clung to,
  Making it blossom with pleasure,
Ere the high tree-top she sprung to,
  Fit for her nest and her treasure:
  Oh, what a hope beyond measure        5
Was the poor spray’s, which the flying feet hung to,—
So to be singled out, built in, and sung to!
 
This is a heart the queen leant on,
  Thrill’d a minute erratic,
Ere the true bosom she bent on,        10
  Meet for love’s regal dalmatic.
  Oh, what a fancy ecstatic
Was the poor heart’s, ere the wanderer went on,—
Love to be sav’d for it, proffer’d to, spent on!
 

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