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

Richard Watson Dixon (1833–1900)
 
.. HARD 1 is the way and shut the gate,
And life is in a narrow strait.
Once only did my soul aspire
To scale the Orient dropping fire;
Once only floated in the ways        5
Of heaven apart from earthly haze:
And then it was a foolish soul,
And knew not how the heavens do roll.
 
Note 1. R. W. Dixon. ‘Historical Odes’, &c. Smith Elder. 1864. [back]
 
 
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