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Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

I Love all Beauteous Things


              1I love all beauteous things,
              2    I seek and adore them;
              3God hath no better praise,
              4And man in his hasty days
              5    Is honoured for them.

              6I too will something make
              7    And joy in the making;
              8Altho' to-morrow it seem
              9Like the empty words of a dream
            10    Remembered on waking.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Poetical Works of Robert Bridges (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1953): 281.
First publication date: 1890
Publication date note: Shorter Poems, Book IV
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/8/11

Rhyme: abccb


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