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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Song: ‘There ’s one great bunch of stars in heaven’
By Théophile Marzials (1850–1920)
THERE ’S one great bunch of stars in heaven
  That shines so sturdily,
Where good Saint Peter’s sinewy hand
  Holds up the dull gold-wroughten key.
There ’s eke a little twinkling gem        5
  As green as beryl-blue can be,
The lowest bead the Blessèd Virgin
  Shakes a-telling her rosary.
There ’s one that flashes flames and fire,
  No doubt the mighty rubicel        10
That sparkles from the centre point
  I’ the buckler of stout Raphael.
And also there ’s a little star—
  So white, a virgin’s it must be;—
Perhaps the lamp my love in heaven        15
  Hangs out to light the way for me.

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