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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
 
Winter Night
By Charles Heavysege (1816–1876)
 
THE STARS are glittering in the frosty sky,
  Numerous as pebbles on a broad sea-coast;
While o’er the vault the cloud-like galaxy
  Has marshalled its innumerable host.
Alive all heaven seems; with wondrous glow        5
  Tenfold refulgent every star appears;
As if some wide, celestial gale did blow,
  And thrice illume the ever-kindled spheres.
 
Orbs, with glad orbs rejoicing, burning, beam,
  Ray-crowned, with lambent lustre in their zones;        10
Till o’er the blue, bespangled spaces seem
  Angels and great archangels on their thrones;
A host divine, whose eyes are sparkling gems,
And forms more bright than diamond diadems.
 
 
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