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(1824-1874 / England)

Poems of Sydney Thompson Dobell

1. A Chanted Calendar 1/1/2004
2. A Health To The Queen 4/12/2010
3. A Hero's Grave 4/12/2010
4. A Musing On A Victory 4/12/2010
5. A Nupial Eve (excerpt) 1/1/2004
6. A Shower In War-Time 4/12/2010
7. A Statesman 4/12/2010
8. Afloat And Ashore 4/12/2010
9. Alone 4/12/2010
10. America 1/1/2004
11. An Autumn Mood 4/12/2010
12. An Evening Dream 4/12/2010
13. At The Grave Of A Spanish Friend 4/12/2010
14. Austrian Alliance 4/12/2010
15. Ballad 4/12/2010
16. Bayonet Song 4/12/2010
17. Cavalry Charge At Balaclava 4/12/2010
18. Childless 4/12/2010
19. Crazed 4/12/2010
20. Czar Nicholas 4/12/2010

Laus Deo

IN the hall the coffin waits, and the idle armourer stands.
At his belt the coffin nails, and the hammer in his hands.
The bed of state is hung with crape--the grand old bed where she was
wed--
And like an upright corpse she sitteth gazing dumbly at the bed.
Hour by hour her serving-men enter by the curtain'd door,
And with steps of muffled woe pass breathless o'er the silent floor,
And marshal mutely round, and look from each to each with eyelids red;

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