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"THE SHEPHERD, LOOKING EASTWARD, SOFTLY SAID"

          THE Shepherd, looking eastward, softly said,
          "Bright is thy veil, O Moon, as thou art bright!"
          Forthwith, that little cloud, in ether spread
          And penetrated all with tender light,
          She cast away, and showed her fulgent head
          Uncovered; dazzling the Beholder's sight
          As if to vindicate her beauty's right
          Her beauty thoughtlessly disparaged.
          Meanwhile that veil, removed or thrown aside,
          Went floating from her, darkening as it went;               10
          And a huge mass, to bury or to hide,
          Approached this glory of the firmament;
          Who meekly yields, and is obscured--content
          With one calm triumph of a modest pride.


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