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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Isolation
By Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)
 
(From Dipsychus)

WHERE are the great, whom thou wouldst wish to praise thee?
Where are the pure, whom thou wouldst choose to love thee?
Where are the brave, to stand supreme above thee,
Whose high commands would cheer, whose chiding raise thee?
  Seek, seeker, in thyself; submit to find        5
  In the stones, bread, and life in the blank mind.
 
 
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