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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
Lord Byron
 
CLXXI. "There be none of Beauty's daughters"
 
THERE be none of Beauty's daughters 
  With a magic like thee; 
And like music on the waters 
  Is thy sweet voice to me: 
When, as if its sound were causing         5
The charmed ocean's pausing, 
The waves lie still and gleaming, 
And the lull'd winds seem dreaming: 
  
And the midnight moon is weaving 
  Her bright chain o'er the deep,  10
Whose breast is gently heaving 
  As an infant's asleep: 
So the spirit bows before thee 
To listen and adore thee; 
With a full but soft emotion,  15
Like the swell of summer's ocean. 
 
 
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