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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
On the Death of Southey
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
    NOT the last struggles of the Sun,
    Precipitated from his golden throne,
Hold darkling mortals in sublime suspense;
    But the calm exod of a man
    Nearer, tho’ far above, who ran        5
The race we run, when Heaven recalls him hence.
 
 
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