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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Lionel Johnson. 1867–1902
 
55. To a Traveller
 
THE mountains, and the lonely death at last 
Upon the lonely mountains: O strong friend! 
The wandering over, and the labour passed, 
    Thou art indeed at rest: 
    Earth gave thee of her best,         5
    That labour and this end. 
  
Earth was thy mother, and her true son thou: 
Earth called thee to a knowledge of her ways, 
Upon the great hills, up the great streams: now 
    Upon earth's kindly breast  10
    Thou art indeed at rest: 
    Thou, and thine arduous days. 
  
Fare thee well, O strong heart! The tranquil night 
Looks calmly on thee: and the sun pours down 
His glory over thee, O heart of might!  15
    Earth gives thee perfect rest: 
    Earth, whom thy swift feet pressed: 
    Earth, whom the vast stars crown. 
 
 
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