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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
William Wetmore Story. 1819–1895
 
123. In the Rain
 
I STAND in the cold gray weather, 
  In the white and silvery rain; 
The great trees huddle together, 
  And sway with the windy strain. 
I dream of the purple glory         5
  Of the roseate mountain-height 
And the sweet-to-remember story 
  Of a distant and clear delight. 
  
The rain keeps constantly raining, 
  And the sky is cold and gray,  10
And the wind in the trees keeps complaining 
  That summer has passed away;— 
But the gray and the cold are haunted 
  By a beauty akin to pain,— 
By a sense of a something wanted,  15
  That never will come again. 
 
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