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CHAPTER I
PRIVATE LETTERS 1838 - 1839

one miniature, which an acquaintance of yours first stole and then stamped upon, and then pocketted the setting. Lady B[lessington] did not think my verses(1)' on Rose's birthday at all applicable to her picture, and asked me for some on it. Here they are-the event commemorated in the third line happened earlier.

The basket upon which thy fingers bend,
Thou mayest remember in my Tuscan hall,
when the glad children, gazing on a friend,
From heedless arm let hi.h-piled peaches fall
On the white marble, splashing to the wall.

Oh, were they present at this later hour !
Could they behold the form whole realms admire,
Lean with such grace o'er cane and leaf and flower,
Happy once more would they salute their sire,
Nor wonder that her name still rests upon his lyre.

I think my verses to Sophy (2) are better - for I never can write (or do) anything I am bid.

Sophy ! whose hand is now about to part
No moderate stores of pleasure and of pain,
To one the honeyed hours, to more the smart,
When will return that graceful form again ?

Glad as I was, or thought I was, that thou
Didst give thy faith where love and virtue bade,
The light of gladness is o'ershadowed now,
When thou art leaving us, O pure soul'd maid!

1 Printed in the "Book of-r;eauty," 1840, and in Landor's Works, 1876, viii. 60.
2 Miss Sophy Paynter, afterwards Lady Caldwell. The verses, somewhat altered, are given in "Dry Sticks."

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