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George Meredith

(12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909 / Portsmouth, England)

Poems of George Meredith

261. The Wild Rose 4/15/2010
262. The Wild Rose And The Snowdrop 4/15/2010
263. The Wisdom Of Eld 4/15/2010
264. The Woods Of Westermain 4/15/2010
265. The World's Advance 4/15/2010
266. The Years Had Worn Their Season's Belt 4/15/2010
267. The Year's Shreddings 4/15/2010
268. The Young Princess -- A Ballad Of Old Laws Of Love 4/15/2010
269. The Young Usurper 4/15/2010
270. The Youthful Quest 4/15/2010
271. Time And Sentiment 4/15/2010
272. To A Friend Lost (Tom Taylor) 4/15/2010
273. To A Nightingale 4/15/2010
274. To A Skylark 4/15/2010
275. To Alex. Smith, The 'Glasgow Poet,' On His Sonnet To 'Fame' 4/15/2010
276. To Cardinal Manning 4/15/2010
277. To Children: For Tyrants 4/15/2010
278. To J. M. 4/15/2010
279. To Robin Redbreast 4/15/2010
280. To The Comic Spirit 4/15/2010

Lucifer in Starlight

On a starred night Prince Lucifer uprose.
Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend
Above the rolling ball in cloud part screened,
Where sinners hugged their spectre of repose.
Poor prey to his hot fit of pride were those.
And now upon his western wing he leaned,
Now his huge bulk o'er Afric's sands careened,
Now the black planet shadowed Arctic snows.
Soaring through wider zones that pricked his scars

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