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Long May She Reign

Queen Victoria, once the longest serving monarch in British history, reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days.

Queen Victoria

A Prize Birthday Poem (1885)

by Joseph Horatio Chant

Through sorrows deep her path has led, And tender ties have sundered been; Bright hopes were buried with her dead, And love has kept their memory green. By grief secluded from the world, Her path through lonely years she trod, And oft her life has been imperilled; But she has leaned upon her God. And as she wept a nation's tears In heartfelt sympathy were shed; Forgetting their own griefs and biers, They wept beside the royal dead.

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