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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
The Joys of Art
By Rachel Annand Taylor (1876–1960)
 
AS a dancer dancing in a shower of roses before her King
                        (A dreamer dark, the King)
Throws back her head like a wind-loved flower, and makes her cymbals ring
                        (O’er her lit eyes they ring);
As a fair white dancer strange of heart, and crown’d and shod with gold,        5
My soul exults before the Art, the magian Art of old.
 
 
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