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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
P. B. Shelley
CCLXXVII. The Poet's Dream
ON a Poet's lips I slept, 
Dreaming like a love-adept 
In the sound his breathing kept; 
Nor seeks nor finds he mortal blisses, 
But feeds on the aerial kisses         5
Of shapes that haunt Thought's wildernesses. 
He will watch from dawn to gloom 
The lake-reflected sun illume 
The yellow bees in the ivy-bloom, 
  Nor heed nor see what things they be—  10
But from these create he can 
Forms more real than living man, 
  Nurslings of Immortality! 
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