Quotation by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

We have bathed, where none have seen us,
In the lake and in the fountain,
Underneath the charmed statue
Of the timid, bending Venus,
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849), British poet, physiologist. Death's Jest Book (l. 43–48). . .

New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse, The. Christopher Ricks, ed. (1987) Oxford University Press.
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