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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
THE EMBERS of the day are red
Beyond the murky hill.
The kitchen smokes; the bed
In the darkling house is spread:
The great sky darkens overhead,        5
And the great woods are shrill.
So far have I been led,
Lord, by thy will:
So far I have followed, Lord, and wondered still.
The breeze from the embalmèd land        10
Blows sudden towards the shore,
And claps my cottage door.
I hear the signal, Lord—I understand.
The night at thy command
Comes. I will eat and sleep and will not question more.


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