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"MARK THE CONCENTRED HAZELS THAT ENCLOSE"

          MARK the concentred hazels that enclose
          Yon old grey Stone, protected from the ray
          Of noontide suns:--and even the beams that play
          And glance, while wantonly the rough wind blows,
          Are seldom free to touch the moss that grows
          Upon that roof, amid embowering gloom,
          The very image framing of a Tomb,
          In which some ancient Chieftain finds repose
          Among the lonely mountains.--Live, ye trees!
          And thou, grey Stone, the pensive likeness keep             10
          Of a dark chamber where the Mighty sleep:
          For more than Fancy to the influence bends
          When solitary Nature condescends
          To mimic Time's forlorn humanities.


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