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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
By Robert Bridges (1844–1930)
ANGEL spirits of sleep,
White-robed, with silver hair,
In your meadows fair,
Where the willows weep,
And the sad moonbeam        5
On the gliding stream
Writes her scatter’d dream:
  Angel spirits of sleep,
Dancing to the weir
In the hollow roar        10
Of its waters deep;
Know ye how men say
That ye haunt no more
Isle and grassy shore
With your moonlit play;        15
That ye dance not here,
White-robed spirits of sleep,
All the summer night
Threading dances light?

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