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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
At the Hacienda
By Bret Harte (1836–1902)
 
KNOW I not whom thou mayst be
Carved upon this olive-tree,—
      “Manuela of La Torre,”
For, around on broken walls
Summer sun and Spring rain falls,        5
And in vain the low wind calls
      “Manuela of La Torre.”
 
Of that song no words remain
But the musical refrain:
      “Manuela of La Torre.”        10
Yet at night, when winds are still,
Tinkles on the distant hill
A guitar, and words that thrill
  Tell to me the old, old story,—
Old when first thy charms were sung,        15
Old when these old walls were young,
      “Manuela of La Torre.”
 
 
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