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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
544. Twenty Years Hence
 
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 call’d 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 sigh’d ‘Alas!’        10
And I shall catch, ere you can pass,
        That wingèd word.
 

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