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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Thou Didst Delight My Eyes
 
Robert Seymour Bridges (1844–1930)
 
 
  THOU didst delight my eyes:
Yet who am I? nor first
Nor last nor best, that durst
Once dream of thee for prize;
Nor this the only time        5
Thou shalt set love to rhyme.
 
  Thou didst delight my ear:
Ah! little praise; thy voice
Makes other hearts rejoice
Makes all ears glad that hear;        10
And short my joy: but yet,
O song, do not forget.
 
  For what wert thou to me?
How shall I say? The moon,
That pour’d her midnight noon        15
Upon his wrecking sea;—
A sail, that for a day
Has cheer’d the castaway.
 

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