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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
1436. A “Rise”
By Ernest McGaffey
UNDER the shadows of a cliff
Crowned with a growth of stately pine
An angler moors his rocking skiff
And o’er the ripple casts his line,
And where the darkling current crawls        5
Like thistle-down the gay lure falls.
Then from the depths a silver gleam
Quick flashes, like a jewel bright,
Up through the waters of the stream
An instant visible to sight—        10
As lighting cleaves the sombre sky
The black bass rises to the fly.


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