|The Rhyme Maker
James Linton (1812-1897), English poet
Childhood’s unsuspicious hours
fairies crown’d my head with flowers.
came: I lay at Beauty’s feet;
smil’d and said my song was sweet.
Age, and, Love no longer mine,
brows I shaded with the vine.
flowers and love and wine and song,
Death! life hath not been too long.
from A Victorian
Anthology, 1837–1895 (1895)
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