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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
Fortune’s Wheel
Lord De Tabley (John Byrne Leicester Warren) (b. 1835)
I HAD a true-love, none so dear,
  And a friend both leal and tried:
I had a cask of good old beer,
  And a gallant horse to ride.
A little while did Fortune smile        5
  On him and her and me:
We sang along the road of life
  Like birds upon a tree.
My lady fell to shame and hell,
  And with her took my friend;        10
My cask ran sour, my horse went lame,
  So alone in the cold I end.


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