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To Robert Browning
by Walter Savage Landor

Poems of Sir Walter Savage Landor (1795), Gebir (1798) later published in Latin verse as Gebirus (1803), Poetry of the Author of Gebir (1802), Count Julian (1812), Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen (5 volumes 1824-29), Pericles and Aspasia (1836), The Pentameron and Pentalogia (1837), Imaginary Conversations of Greeks and Romans (1853), Dry Sticks, Fagoted by Walter Savage Landor (1858).


To Robert Browning
by Walter Savage Landor

There is delight in singing, though none hear
Beside the singer; and there is delight
In praising, though the praiser sits alone
And see the praised far off him, far above.
Shakespeare is not our poet, but the world's,
Therefore on him no speech! and brief for thee,
Browning! Since Chaucer was alive and hale
No man hath walked along our roads with step
So active, so inquiring eye, or tongue
So varied in discourse. But warmer climes
Give brighter plumage, stronger wing; the breeze
Of Alpine heights thou playest with, borne on
Beyond Sorrento and Amalfi, where
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.


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