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The Hundred Best English Poems

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,239 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 95.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 10,855
Added to site: 2006.02.16
mnybks.net#: 12775
Genre: Poetry

Edited by Adam L. Gowans

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Will hear the waves roar.
We shall see, while above us
The waves roar and whirl,
A ceiling of amber,
A pavement of pearl.
Singing, "Here came a mortal,
But faithless was she.
And alone dwell for ever
The kings of the sea."

But, children, at midnight,
When soft the winds blow;
When clear falls the moonlight;
When spring-tides are low:
When sweet airs come seaward
From heaths starr'd with broom;
And high rocks throw mildly
On the blanch'd sands a gloom:
Up the still, glistening beaches,
Up the creeks we will hie;
Over banks of bright seaweed
The ebb-tide leaves dry.
We will gaze, from the sand-hills,
At the white, sleeping town;
At the church on the hill-side--
And then come back down.
Singing, "There dwells a lov'd one,
But cruel is she.
She left lonely for ever
The kings of the sea."

1857 Edition.


ANNA LÆTITIA BARBAULD.

3. Life.

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