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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
The opening of Ode on Departing Youth

Richard Watson Dixon (1833–1900)
 
HIS 1 icicle upon the frozen bough
Stern Winter hangs, where hung the leaf ere now:
In soft diffusion doth the morning creep
Along the clouded heaven from mound to mound,
So faint and wan, the woods are still asleep,        5
And pallid shadows scarcely mark the ground …
 
Note 1. Dixon. The opening of Ode on Departing Youth. ‘Hist. Odes’, p. 108. [back]
 
 
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