Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde: Including the Ballad of Reading Gaol

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TO L. L.

COULD we dig up this long-buried
treasure,
Were it worth the pleasure,
We never could learn love's song,
We are parted too long.

Could the passionate past that is fled
Call back its dead,
Could we live it all over again,
Were it worth the pain!

-122-

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Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde: Including the Ballad of Reading Gaol
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Note ix
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol 1
  • Appendix 59
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol - A VERSION BASED ON THE ORIGINAL DRAFT OF THE POEM 61
  • POEMS 87
  • Ave Imperatrix 89
  • To My Wife - WITH A COPY OF MY POEMS 100
  • Magdalen Walks 102
  • Theocritus - A VILLANELLE 106
  • Sonnets 108
  • To L. L. 122
  • From 'the Garden of Eros' 128
  • From 'the Burden of Itys' 144
  • Flower of Love 158
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