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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Italy: Vols. XI–XIII.  1876–79.
 
Rome
The Fountains of Rome
John Dyer (1700?–1758)
 
(From Ruins of Rome)

THINE too those musically falling founts
To slake the clammy lip; adown they fall,
Musical ever; while from yon blue hills
Dim in the clouds, the radiant aqueducts
Turn their innumerable arches o’er        5
The spacious desert, brightening in the sun,
Proud and more proud, in their august approach:
High o’er irriguous vales and woods and towns,
Glide the soft whispering waters in the wind,
And here united pour their silver streams        10
Among the figured rocks, in murmuring falls,
Musical ever.
 
 
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