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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
Sleepy Hollow, Concord
 
John Clair Minot
 
 
FOUR graves there are upon the wooded crest,
    Each one a shrine to pilgrims ever dear.
    Uncovered, mute, are those who tarry here.
Romance’s dreaming master lies at rest
Beneath the cedars. Near is one whose breast        5
    Held Mother Nature’s lore. Beyond, the seer
    And sage. There, one who saw her duty clear,
Her name by little men and women blessed.
 
Four friends who walked in Concord’s pleasant ways
    Long years ago. They dwelt and worked apart,        10
But now the world has crowned them with its bays,
    And holds them close forever to its heart.
O, sacred hill! There Genius, guarding stays,
    And from its slopes shall never Love depart!
 

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