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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Verse: ‘Past ruin’d Ilion Helen lives’
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
PAST ruin’d Ilion Helen lives,
  Alcestis rises from the shades;
Verse calls them forth; ’tis verse that gives
  Immortal youth to mortal maids.
Soon shall Oblivion’s deepening veil        5
  Hide all the peopled hills you see,
The gay, the proud, while lovers hail
  These many summers you and me.
 
 
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