Do you Remember me? or are you Proud?

By Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864
“Do you remember me? or are you proud?”
Lightly advancing thro’ her star-trimm’d crowd,
         Ianthe said, and lookt into my eyes,
“A yes, a yes, to both: for Memory
Where you but once have been must ever be,
         And at your voice Pride from his throne must rise.”

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Poet Walter Savage Landor 1775–1864

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Subjects Heroes & Patriotism, Mythology & Folklore, Greek & Roman Mythology

Poetic Terms Allusion, Epigram

 Walter Savage Landor

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As a poet, Walter Savage Landor has enjoyed a permanent minority reputation for the classicism of his epigrams and idyls. He was a seriously emulative classicist and wrote a significant proportion of his poetry in Latin, which was also the original language of some of the long and short poems that he published in English. Indeed, he was deterred from making it his chief medium only by the example of John Milton and the advice of . . .

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SUBJECT Heroes & Patriotism, Mythology & Folklore, Greek & Roman Mythology

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Romantic

Poetic Terms Allusion, Epigram

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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