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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882).  Complete Poetical Works.  1893.
From the Spanish.
Song: She is a maid of artless grace
SHE is a maid of artless grace,
Gentle in form, and fair of face.
Tell me, thou ancient mariner,
  That sailest on the sea,
If ship, or sail, or evening star        5
  Be half so fair as she!
Tell me, thou gallant cavalier,
  Whose shining arms I see,
If steel, or sword, or battle-field
  Be half so fair as she!        10
Tell me, thou swain, that guard’st thy flock
  Beneath the shadowy tree,
If flock, or vale, or mountain-ridge
  Be half so fair as she!

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