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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Invocation to Youth
By Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)
COME then, as ever, like the wind at morning!
  Joyous, O Youth, in the agèd world renew
Freshness to feel the eternities around it,
  Rain, stars and clouds, light and the sacred dew.
      The strong sun shines above thee:        5
      That strength, that radiance bring!
      If Winter come to Winter,
      When shall men hope for Spring?

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