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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
“In after Days”
Austin Dobson (1840–1921)
IN after days when grasses high
O’er-top the stone where I shall lie,
  Though ill or well the world adjust
  My slender claim to honored dust,
I shall not question nor reply.        5
I shall not see the morning sky;
I shall not hear the night-wind sigh;
  I shall be mute, as all men must
        In after days!
But yet, now living, fain were I        10
That some one then should testify,
  Saying—“He held his pen in trust
  To Art, not serving shame or lust.”
Will none?—Then let my memory die
        In after days!        15


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