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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
By Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)
THERE is a garden where lilies
  And roses are side by side;
And all day between them in silence
  The silken butterflies glide.
I may not enter the garden,        5
  Tho’ I know the road thereto;
And morn by morn to the gateway
  I see the children go.
They bring back light on their faces;
  But they cannot bring back to me        10
What the lilies say to the roses,
  Or the songs of the butterflies be.

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