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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Twenty Years Hence
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
TWENTY years hence my eyes may grow
If not quite dim, yet rather so,
Still yours from others they shall know
            Twenty years hence.
 
Twenty years hence tho’ it may hap        5
That I be call’d to take a nap
In a cool cell where thunder-clap
            Was never heard.
 
There breathe but o’er my arch of grass
A not too sadly sigh’d Alas,        10
And I shall catch, ere you can pass,
            That wingèd word.
 
 
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