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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Dream Land
By Frances Anne Kemble (1809–1893)
WHEN in my dreams thy lovely face
Smiles with unwonted tender grace,
Grudge not the precious seldom cheer:
I know full well, my lady dear,
  It is no boon of thine!        5
In thy sweet sanctu’ry of sleep,
If my sad sprite should kneeling weep,
Suffer its speechless worship there:
Thou know’st full well, my lady fair,
  It is no fault of mine!        10

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