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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VII. Descriptive: Narrative.  1904.
Descriptive Poems: I. Personal: Great Writers
Carlyle and Emerson
Montgomery Schuyler (1843–1914)
A BALE-FIRE kindled in the night,
  By night a blaze, by day a cloud,
With flame and smoke all England woke,—
  It climbed so high, it roared so loud:
While over Massachusetts’ pines        5
  Uprose a white and steadfast star;
And many a night it hung unwatched,—
  It shone so still, it seemed so far.
But Light is Fire, and Fire is Light;
  And mariners are glad for these,—        10
The torch that flares along the coast,
  The star that beams above the seas.

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