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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Hero-Worship
 
William Bell Scott (1811–90)
 
 
HOW would the centuries long asunder
Look on their sires with angry wonder,
Could some strong necromantic power
Revive them for one spectral hour!
Bondsmen of the past are we,—        5
Predestin’d bondsmen: could we see
The dead now deified, again
Peering among environing men,
        We might be free.
 

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