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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
Extracts from Ionica: To the Muse
By William Johnson Cory (1823–1892)
 
GUIDE me with song, kind Muse, to death’s dark shade;
Keep me in sweet accord with boy and maid,
Still in fresh blooms of art and truth arrayed.
 
Bear with old age, blithe child of memory!
Time loves the good; and youth and thou art nigh        5
To Sophocles and Plato, till they die.
 
Playmate of freedom, queen of nightingales,
Draw near; thy voice grows faint: my spirit fails
Still with thee, whether sleep or death assails.
 
 
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