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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Late Leaves
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
THE LEAVES are falling; so am I;
The few late flowers have moisture in the eye;
  So have I too.
Scarcely on any bough is heard
Joyous, or even unjoyous, bird        5
  The whole wood through.
 
Winter may come: he brings but nigher
His circle (yearly narrowing) to the fire
  Where old friends meet.
Let him; now heaven is overcast,        10
And spring and summer both are past,
  And all things sweet.
 
 
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