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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Mother Wept
By Joseph Skipsey (1832–1903)
 
MOTHER wept, and father sigh’d;
  With delight aglow
Cried the lad, ‘To-morrow’, cried,
  ‘To the pit I go.’
 
Up and down the place he sped,—        5
  Greeted old and young;
Far and wide the tidings spread;
  Clapt his hands and sung.
 
Came his cronies; some to gaze
  Wrapp’d in wonder; some        10
Free with counsel; some with praise;
  Some with envy dumb.
 
‘May he’, many a gossip cried,
  ‘Be from peril kept.’
Father hid his face and sigh’d,        15
  Mother turn’d and wept.
 
 
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