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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
Extracts from Clevedon Verses: ‘O God, to Thee I yield’
By Thomas Edward Brown (1830–1897)
 
O GOD, to Thee I yield
The gift Thou givest most precious, most divine!
Yet to what field
I must resign
His little feet        5
That wont to be so fleet,
I muse. O, joy to think
On what soft brink
Of flood he plucks the daffodils,
On what empurpled hills        10
He stands, Thy kiss all fresh upon his brow,
And wonders, if his father sees him now!
 
 
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