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Robert Louis Stevenson (Роберт Льюис Стивенсон)


Dedication


MY first gift and my last, to you
I dedicate this fascicle of songs -
The only wealth I have:
Just as they are, to you.

I speak the truth in soberness, and say
I had rather bring a light to your clear eyes,
Had rather hear you praise
This bosomful of songs

Than that the whole, hard world with one consent,
In one continuous chorus of applause
Poured forth for me and mine
The homage of ripe praise.

I write the finis here against my love,
This is my love's last epitaph and tomb.
Here the road forks, and I
Go my way, far from yours. 



Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 13. Mater Triumphans
  2. About the Sheltered Garden Ground
  3. De Ligurra
  4. To Charles Baxter
  5. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 21. THE morning drum-call on my eager ear


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Alfred Tennyson (Альфред Теннисон) Dedication ("These to His Memory--since he held them dear")
  • Eleanor Farjeon (Элинор Фарджон) Dedication ("My body having encountered with a soul")
  • Robert Service (Роберт Сервис) Dedication ("In youth I longed to paint")
  • Henry Timrod (Генри Тимрод) Dedication ("Do you recall—I know you do")
  • Stephen Benet (Стивен Бене) Dedication ("To W. R. B.")

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