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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Ford Madox Hueffer. 1873–
 
85. "There Shall Be More Joy..."
 
THE little angels of Heaven 
Each wear a long white dress, 
And in the tall arcadings 
Play ball and play at chess; 
  
With never a soil on their garments,         5
Not a sigh the whole day long, 
Not a bitter note in their pleasure, 
Not a bitter note in their song. 
  
But they shall know keener pleasure, 
And they shall know joy more rare—  10
Keener, keener pleasure 
When you, my dear, come there. 
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The little angels of Heaven
 
Each wear a long white gown, 
And they lean over the ramparts  15
Waiting and looking down. 
 
 
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