February 2, 1901
Her sacred body bear: the tenement
Of that strong soul now ranked with God's Elect
Her heart upon her people's heart she spent;
Hence is she Royalty's lodestar to direct.
The peace is hers, of whom all lands have praised
Majestic virtues ere her day unseen.
Aloft the name of Womanhood she raised,
And gave new readings to the Title, Queen.
More verses by George Meredith
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- Modern Love Xliv: They Say That Pity
- Modern Love Xxxii: Full Faith I Have
- Youth In Memory
- A Reading Of Life--The Test Of Manhood