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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1572. He Who Hath Loved
 
By Walter Malone
 
 
HE who hath loved hath borne a vassal’s chain,
And worn the royal purple of a king;
Hath shrunk beneath the icy Winter’s sting,
Then revelled in the golden Summer’s reign;
He hath within the dust and ashes lain,        5
Then soared o’er mountains on an eagle’s wing;
A hut hath slept in, worn with wandering,
And hath been lord of castle-towers in Spain.
He who hath loved hath starved in beggar’s cell,
Then in Aladdin’s jewelled chariot driven;        10
He hath with passion roamed a demon fell,
And had an angel’s raiment to him given;
His restless soul hath burned with flames of hell,
And winged through ever-blooming fields of heaven.
 

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