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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
        And softly came the fair young queen
  O’er mountain, dale, and dell;
And where her golden light was seen
  An emerald shadow fell.
    The good-wife oped the window wide,
      The good-man spanned his plough;
    ’Tis time to run, ’tis time to ride,
      For Spring is with us now.
        But, old Swedish legends say,
Of all the birds upon that day,
The swallow felt the deepest grief,
And longed to give her Lord relief,
And chirped when any near would come,
“Hugswala swala swal honom!”
Meaning, as they who tell it deem,
Oh, cool, oh, cool and comfort Him!
        Dark eyes—eternal soul of pride!
  Deep life in all that’s true!
*        *        *        *        *
Away, away to other skies!
  Away o’er seas and sands!
Such eyes as those were never made
  To shine in other lands.
        If all the world must see the world
  As the world the world hath seen,
Then it were better for the world
  That the world had never been.
        The Lord of Learning who upraised mankind
From being silent brutes to singing men.
        Time fleeth on,
Youth soon is gone,
  Naught earthly may abide;
Life seemeth fast,
But may not last—
  It runs as runs the tide.
        Up rose the wild old winter-king,
  And shook his beard of snow;
“I hear the first young hare-bell ring,
  ’Tis time for me to go!
    Northward o’er the icy rocks,
    Northward o’er the sea,
My daughter comes with sunny locks:
  This land’s too warm for me!”

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