To Charles Dickens Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


Go then to Italy but mindA
To leave the pale low France behindA
Pass through that country nor ascendB
The Rhine nor over Tyrol wendB
Thus all at once shall rise more grandC
The glories of the ancient landC
Dickens how often when the airD
Breath'd genially I've thought me thereD
And rais'd to heaven my thankful eyesE
To see three spans of deep blue skiesE
In Genoa now I hear a stirF
A shout Here comes the MinisterF
Yes thou art he although not sentG
By cabinet or parliamentH
Yes thou art he Since Milton's youthI
Bloom'd in the Eden of the SouthJ
Spirit so pure and lofty noneK
Hath heavenly Genius from his throneL
Deputed on the banks of ThamesM
To speak his voice and urge his claimsN
Let every nation know from theeO
How less than lovely ItalyO
Is the whole world beside let allP
Into their grateful breasts recallP
How Prospero and Miranda dweltQ
In Italy the griefs that meltQ
The stoniest heart each sacred tearD
One lacrymatory gathered hereR
All Desdemona's all that fellS
In playful Juliet's bridal cellS
Ah could my steps in life's declineT
Accompany or follow thineT
But my own vines are not for meO
To prune or from afar to seeO
I miss the tales I used to tellS
With cordial Hare and joyous GellS
And that good old Archbishop whoseU
Cool library at evening's closeV
Soon as from Ischia swept the galeW
And heav'd and left the dark'ning sailW
Its lofty portal open'd wideX
To me and very few besideX
Yet large his kindness Still the poorY
Flock round Taranto's palace doorZ
And find no other to replaceA2
The noblest of a noble raceA2
Amid our converse you would seeO
Each with white cat upon his kneeO
And flattering that grand companyO
For Persian kings might proudly ownL
Such glorious cats to share the throneL
Write me few letters I'm contentG
With what for all the world is meantG
Write then for all but since my breastB2
Is far more faithful than the restB2
Never shall any other shareD
With little Nelly nestling thereD

Walter Savage Landor


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