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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
A London Plane-Tree
 
Amy Levy (1861–89)
 
 
GREEN is the plane-tree in the square,
  The other trees are brown;
They droop and pine for country air;
  The plane-tree loves the town.
 
Here from my garret-pane, I mark        5
  The plane-tree bud and blow,
Shed her recuperative bark,
  And spread her shade below.
 
Among her branches, in and out,
  The city breezes play;        10
The dun fog wraps her round about;
  Above, the smoke curls gray.
 
Others the country take for choice,
  And hold the town in scorn;
But she has listened to the voice        15
  On city breezes borne.
 

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