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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
 
A Summer Night
By Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (1823–1902)
 
I FEEL the breath of the summer night,
      Aromatic fire;
The trees, the vines, the flowers are astir
      With tender desire.
 
The white moths flutter about the lamp,        5
      Enamored with light;
And a thousand creatures softly sing
      A song to the night.
 
But I am alone, and how can I sing
      Praises to thee?        10
Come, Night! unveil the beautiful soul
      That waiteth for me.
 
 
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