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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
In the Garden at Swainston
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
NIGHTINGALES warbled without,
  Within was weeping for thee:
Shadows of three dead men
  Walk’d in the walks with me:
  Shadows of three dead men, and thou wast one of the three.        5
Nightingales sang in his woods:
  The Master was far away:
Nightingales warbled and sang
  Of a passion that lasts but a day;
  Still in the house in his coffin the Prince of courtesy lay.        10
Two dead men have I known
  In courtesy like to thee:
Two dead men have I loved
  With a love that ever will be:
  Three dead men have I loved, and thou art last of the three.        15

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