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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Phantasmion. A Fairy Tale (1837)
XIV. “L’Envoy of Phantasmion”
By Sarah Coleridge (1802–1850)
GO, little book, and sing of love and beauty,
To tempt the worldling into fairy land;
Tell him that airy dreams are sacred duty,
Bring better wealth than aught his toils command—
            Toils fraught with mickle harm.        5
But if thou meet some spirit high and tender,
On blessed works and noblest love intent,
Tell him that airy dreams of nature’s splendour,
With graver thoughts and hallowed musings blent,
            Prove no too earthly charm.        10

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