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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
On a Child
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
CHILD of a day, thou knowest not
  The tears that overflow thine urn,
The gushing eyes that read thy lot,
  Nor, if thou knewest, couldst return!
And why the wish! the pure and blest        5
  Watch like thy mother o’er thy sleep.
O peaceful night! O envied rest!
  Thou wilt not ever see her weep.
 
 
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