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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
The Wall-flower
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
THE PLACE where soon I think to lie,
In its old creviced nook hard-by
      Rears many a weed:
If parties bring you there, will you
Drop slily in a grain or two        5
      Of wall-flower seed?
I shall not see it, and (too sure!)
I shall not ever hear that your
      Light step was there;
But the rich odour some fine day        10
Will, what I cannot do, repay
      That little care.

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