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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Alice Meynell. b. 1850
  
880. The Lady of the Lambs
  
SHE walks—the lady of my delight— 
  A shepherdess of sheep. 
Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white; 
  She guards them from the steep. 
She feeds them on the fragrant height,         5
  And folds them in for sleep. 
 
She roams maternal hills and bright, 
  Dark valleys safe and deep. 
Her dreams are innocent at night; 
  The chastest stars may peep.  10
She walks—the lady of my delight— 
  A shepherdess of sheep. 
 
She holds her little thoughts in sight, 
  Though gay they run and leap. 
She is so circumspect and right;  15
  She has her soul to keep. 
She walks—the lady of my delight— 
  A shepherdess of sheep. 
 
 
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