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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
 
Post-Meridian
By Wendell Phillips Garrison (1840–1907)
 
[The Century Magazine. 1888.]

EVENING.

AGE cannot wither her whom not gray hairs
  Nor furrowed cheeks have made the thrall of Time;
  For Spring lies hidden under Winter’s rime,
  And violets know the victory is theirs.
Even so the corn of Egypt, unawares,        5
  Proud Nilus shelters with engulfing slime;
  So Etna’s hardening crust a more sublime
  Volley of pent-up fires at last prepares.
O face yet fair, if paler, and serene
  With sense of duty done without complaint!        10
  O venerable crown!—a living green,
Strength to the weak, and courage to the faint—
  Thy bleaching locks, thy wrinkles, have but been
  Fresh beads upon the rosary of a saint!
 
 
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