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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
Extracts from Clevedon Verses: Specula
By Thomas Edward Brown (1830–1897)
 
WHEN He appoints to meet thee, go thou forth—
    It matters not
If south or north,
    Bleak waste or sunny plot.
Nor think, if haply He thou seek’st be late,        5
    He does thee wrong.
To stile or gate
    Lean thou thy head, and long!
It may be that to spy thee He is mounting
    Upon a tower,        10
Or in thy counting
    Thou hast mista’en the hour.
But, if He come not, neither do thou go
    Till Vesper chime.
Belike thou then shall know        15
    He hath been with thee all the time.
 
 
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