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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Nepenthe

George Darley (1795–1846)
 
.. I HAVE 1 been still led like a child
My heedless wayward path and wild
Thro’ this rough world by feebler clues,
So they were bright, than rainbow-dews
Spun by the insect gossamer        5
To climb with thro’ the ropy air …
 
Note 1. G. Darley. From ‘Nepenthe’. I. 95. Privately printed 1835. An allegorical poem containing fine poetry. It has been reprinted three times in this century. [back]
 
 
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