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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Henry Austin Dobson. b. 1840
826. In After Days
IN after days when grasses high 
O'er-top the stone where I shall lie, 
  Though ill or well the world adjust 
  My slender claim to honour'd dust, 
I shall not question nor reply.         5
I shall not see the morning sky; 
I shall not hear the night-wind sigh; 
  I shall be mute, as all men must 
      In after days! 
But yet, now living, fain would I  10
That some one then should testify, 
  Saying—'He held his pen in trust 
  To Art, not serving shame or lust.' 
Will none?—Then let my memory die 
      In after days!  15
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