James Lionel Michael

(October 1824 – 26 April 1868 / London, England)

Poems of James Lionel Michael

1. `Through Pleasant Paths' 1/4/2003
2. Personality 1/4/2003
3. The Eye of the Beholder 1/1/2004

The Eye of the Beholder

IF, as they tell in stories old,
The waters of Pactolus roll’d
Over a sand of shifting gold;

If ever there were fairies, such
As those that charm the child so much,
With jewels growing ’neath their touch;

If, in the wine-cup’s sweet deceit,

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