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F. REGINALD STATHAM
ALICE RUSHTON AND OTHER POEMS' 'GLAPHYRA AND OTHER POEMS
280. N. 213.
Even to thee, who, not in faith less strong
Than her whose suffering endeth with my tale,
Hast not been tempted to forego the veil Which is our pure love's sanction to the throng, -
Even to thee, with whom this isle of song,
This isle of rest from many a former gale,
Of rest ere once more westward strives our sail, Hath been the shore of which I dreamed so long ;
O unto thee, thou pearl of price unknown
By all save Him whose is the infinite sea
This sonnet comes ambassador from me;
Whose every virtue lives enlarged in thee.