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Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821 – 1895)

English man of letters and poet.
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Frederick Locker-Lampson
And this was your Cradle? Why, surely, my Jenny,
Such cozy dimensions go clearly to show
You were an exceedingly small pickaninny,
Some nineteen or twenty short summers ago.
Locker-Lampson quotes
"Vanitas vanitatum" has rung in the ears
Of gentle and simple for thousands of years;
The wail still is heard, yet its notes never scare
Either simple or gentle from Vanity Fair.
What an arm—what a waist
For an arm!

The world's as ugly, ay, as Sin,—
And almost as delightful.
Locker-Lampson Frederick
Lightly I sped when hope was high
And youth beguiled the chase,—
I follow, follow still: But I
Shall never see her face.
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