Patrick Regan has kindly shared the material from his Robert Buchanan site with readers of the Victorian Web, who may wish to consult the original.

These are the Lost, waifs which from wave to wave
    Drift lone, while yonder on the yellow strand
The laughing Children run from cave to cave
    And happy Lovers wander hand in hand.

The sun shines yonder on the green hillside,
    The bright spire points to Heaven through leafy trees,
The Maiden wears the glory of a Bride,
    The bright babe crows on the young Mother's knees.

O happy Brides! O happy Mothers! born
    To inherit all the light that life can give,
Hear ye these voices out of depths forlorn?
    Know ye these Lost, who die that you may live?

(From Through the Great City)


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Last modified 27 September 2002