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TO THOSE

into whose intellohesions has penetrated

the reality of the omnichronal parabola

this book is dedicated.

Presented to the
Miversity Library

by 벳 Malcolm sean Miller, 1901.

Dec. 21, 1906.

FOREWORD

The editors wish to express their appreciation of the interest which their friends have shown in the preparation of this book.

Acknowledgment of permission to print certain poems is due: to The Bobbs-Merrill Co. forA Life Lesson ; to Henry Holt & Co. for the poems by Gosse ; to Dodd, Mead & Co. for Good-night, Babetteand For a Copy of Theocritusfrom the Collected Poems of Austin Dobson ;to Little, Brown & Co. for In Memoriam" by Marston ; to The Macmillan Co. forRemember" by Christina Rossetti ; to L. C. Page & Co. for Marsyas " by Roberts ; to Small, Maynard & Co. for the poems from Hovey and Whitman; to Charles Scribner's Sons for the poems from Henley's Poems" and Lang's Ballades and Lyrics of Old France ;" to Houghton, Mifflin & Co. for the poems from Aldrich, Bates, Emerson, Holmes, Howells, and Sill; to the John Lane Co. for the poems by Arthur Symons.

THE EDITORS

Boston.
P. and L. H.-Q.

December, 1906.

COLOSSI

THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH

ENAMORED ARCHITECT OF AIRY RHYME

ENAMORED architect of airy rhyme,
Build as thou wilt, heed not what each man says:
Good souls, but innocent of dreamers' ways,
Will come, and marvel why thou wastest time;
Others, beholding how thy turrets climb
'Twixt theirs and heaven, will hate thee all their days;
But most beware of those who come to praise.
O Wondersmith, O worker in sublime
And heaven-sent dreams, let art be all in all;
Build as thou wilt, unspoiled by praise or blame,
Build as thou wilt, and as thy light is given;
Then, if at last the airy structure fall,
Dissolve, and vanish take thyself no shame.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.

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