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On His Seventy-fifth Birthday

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife,
    Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art;
I warmed both hands before the fire of life,
    It sinks, and I am ready to depart.


This poem is in the public domain.


Walter Savage Landor


Date Published: 1894-01-01

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