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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
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Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
 
ALAS, how soon the hours are over
Counted us out to play the lover!
And how much narrower is the stage
Allotted us to play the sage!
But when we play the fool, how wide        5
The theatre expands! beside,
How long the audience sits before us!
How many prompters! what a chorus!
 

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