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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
‘Twenty years hence’
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
TWENTY years hence my eyes may grow
If not quite dim, yet rather so,
Yet yours from others they shall know
                    Twenty years hence.
Twenty years hence, though it may hap        5
That I be called to take a nap
In a cool cell where thunder clap
                    Was never heard,
There breathe but o’er my arch of grass,
A not too sadly sighed ‘Alas!’        10
And I shall catch ere you can pass
                    That wingèd word.

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