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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
A Prayer
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
CLOTHER of the lily, Feeder of the sparrow,
  Father of the fatherless, dear Lord,
Tho’ Thou set me as a mark against Thine arrow,
  As a prey unto Thy sword,
As a plough’d-up field beneath Thy harrow,        5
  As a captive in Thy cord,
Let that cord be love; and some day make my narrow
  Hallow’d bed according to Thy Word.  Amen.
 
 
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