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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
949. The Water-Lily
 
By John Banister Tabb
 
 
WHENCE, O fragrant form of light,
Hast thou drifted through the night,
Swanlike, to a leafy nest,
On the restless waves, at rest?
 
Art thou from the snowy zone        5
Of a mountain-summit blown,
Or the blossom of a dream,
Fashioned in the foamy stream?
 
Nay,—methinks the maiden moon,
When the daylight came too soon,        10
Fleeting from her bath to hide,
Left her garment in the tide.
 

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