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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Autumn
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
MILD is the parting year, and sweet
  The odour of the falling spray;
Life passes on more rudely fleet,
  And balmless is its closing day.
 
I wait its close, I court its gloom,        5
  But mourn that never must there fall
Or on my breast or on my tomb
  The tear that would have sooth’d it all.
 
 
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