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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
From The Pang More Sharp Than All

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
AH! 1 he is gone, and yet will not depart!—
Is with me still, yet I from him exiled!
For still there lives within my secret heart
The magic image of the magic Child,
Which there he made up-grow by his strong art,        5
As in that crystal orb—wise Merlin’s feat,—
The wondrous ‘World of Glass’, wherein inisled
All long’d for things their beings did repeat;—
And there he left it, like a Sylph beguiled,
To live and yearn and languish incomplete!        10
Note 1. Coleridge. From The Pang more sharp than all. An Allegory. St. IV. ‘Sibylline Leaves’. [back]

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