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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
A Seat for Three
 
Walter Crane (1845–1915)
 
 
Written on a Settle
 
 
“A SEAT for three, where host and guest
May side-by-side pass toast or jest;
  And be their number two or three,
  With elbow-room and liberty,
What need to wander east or west?        5
 
“A book for thought, a nook for rest,
And meet for fasting or for fest,
  In fair and equal parts to be
        A seat for three.
 
“Then give you pleasant company,        10
For youth or elder shady tree;
  A roof for council or sequest,
  A corner in a homely nest;
Free, equal, and fraternally,
        A seat for three.”        15
 

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