A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895: Selections Illustrating the Editor's Critical Review of British Poetry in the Reign of Victoria

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ENGLAND AND HER COLONIES

SHE stands, a thousand-wintered tree,
By countless moms impearled;
Her broad roots coil beneath the sea,
Her branches sweep the world;
Her seeds, by careless winds conveyed,
Clothe the remotest strand
With forests from her scatterings made,
New nations fostered in her shade,
And linking land with land.

O ye by wandering tempest sown
'Neath every alien star,
Forget not whence the breath was blown
That wafted you afar!
For ye are still her ancient seed
On younger soil let fall --
Children of Britain's island-breed,
To whom the Mother in her need
Perchance may one day call.

WILLIAM WATSON.

POEMS: 1893.

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A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895: Selections Illustrating the Editor's Critical Review of British Poetry in the Reign of Victoria
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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Introduction ix
  • Note xvi
  • Table of Contents xvii
  • I - Early Years of the Reign 1
  • The Passing of the Elder Bards 2
  • II - The Victorian Epoch 185
  • Prelude 186
  • The Ictorian Epoch 187
  • III - Close of the Era 481
  • Impression 482
  • IV - Colonial Poets 613
  • England and Her Colonies 614
  • Biographical Notes 677
  • Indexes 711
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