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Poem by Edmund William Gosse

At the Play

Dora seated at the play
⁠     Weeps to see the hero perish, Ч
Hero of a Dresden day,
     ⁠Fit for china nymphs to cherish;
O that Dora's heart would be
Half so soft and warm for me!

When the flaring lights are out
⁠     His heroic deeds are over,
Gone his splendid strut and shout,
⁠     Gone his raptures of a lover,
While my humdrum heart you'd find
True, though out of sight and mind. 

Edmund William Gosse

Edmund William Gosse's other poems:
  1. The Mænad's Grave
  2. Alere Flammam
  3. Greece and England
  4. To a Child
  5. The Bath

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