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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
Chrysaor
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
 
[From Poetical Works. 1887.]

JUST above yon sandy bar,
  As the day grows fainter and dimmer,
Lonely and lovely, a single star
  Lights the air with a dusky glimmer.
 
Into the ocean faint and far        5
  Falls the trail of its golden splendor,
And the gleam of that single star
  Is ever refulgent, soft, and tender.
 
Chrysaor, rising out of the sea,
  Showed thus glorious and thus emulous,        10
Leaving the arms of Callirrhoe,
  Forever tender, soft, and tremulous.
 
Thus o’er the ocean faint and far
  Trailed the gleam of his falchion brightly;
Is it a God, or is it a star        15
  That, entranced, I gaze on nightly?

  1849.
 
 
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