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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
An Epitaph
By Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)
 
HERE lies a most beautiful lady,
  Light of step and heart was she:
I think she was the most beautiful lady
  That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;        5
  However rare, rare it be;
And when I crumble who shall remember
  This lady of the West Country?
 
 
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