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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Song of Echo
By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
 
SLOW, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears;
Yet slower, yet, O faintly gentle springs:
List to the heavy part the music bears,
Woe weeps out her division, when she sings.
    Droop herbs and flowers;        5
    Fall grief in showers;
    Our beauties are not ours:
        O, I could still,
Like melting snow upon some craggy hill,
    Drop, drop, drop, drop        10
Since Nature’s pride is now a withered daffodil.
 
 
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