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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
After the Quarrel
By Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–1870)
HE never gave me a chance to speak,
  And he call’d her—worse than a dog—
The girl stood up with a crimson cheek,
  And I fell’d him there like a log.
I can feel the blow on my knuckles yet—        5
  He feels it more on his brow.
In a thousand years we shall all forget
  The things that trouble us now.

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