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PRELUDE. THE POET, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Still fragrant of the spring for ever
Last Line: The rarest recompense of heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Schiller, Friedrich Von


STILL fragrant of the spring for ever,
While times and generations fade,
The wreath of laureate endeavour
Blooms in the song the initiate poet has made;
Ancestral virtue still unsleeping
He tends for kingdoms yet to be,
And incorruptibly is keeping
The gates of immortality;
And through the poet still is given
The rarest recompense of heaven.





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