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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Nepenthe

George Darley (1795–1846)
 
.. O SORROW 1 of Sinfulness! the gate
To Pain, kept wide by watchful Hate!
Sloping aloft with cliffy sides
Thro’ the burnt air the porchway rides:
Demoniac shapes, devices grim,        5
Trenching the storied panels dim.
 
Alas! what scalding sand-wind rolls
Me to the sulphury rack of souls
Fierce on, and scarfs my victim eyes
With careless wreaths for sacrifice?        10
 
Note 1. Darley. From ‘Nepenthe’. II. 256. [back]
 
 
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