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

Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848–1867)
 
I ASKED 1 for Peace—
  My sins arose,
  And bound me close,
I could not find release.
 
I asked for Truth—        5
  My doubts came in,
  And with their din
They wearied all my youth.
 
I asked for Love—
  My lovers failed,        10
  And griefs assailed
Around, beneath, above.
 
I asked for Thee—
  And thou didst come
  To take me home        15
Within Thy Heart to be.
 
Note 1. D. M. Dolben. Requests. [back]
 
 
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