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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
From The Whaups

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
.. GREY 1 recumbent tombs of the dead in desert places,
  Standing stones on the vacant wine-red moor,
Hills of sheep, and the howes of the silent vanished races,
  And winds, austere and pure:
Be it granted me to behold you again in dying,        5
  Hills of home! and to hear again the call;
Hear about the graves of the martyrs the peewees crying,
  And hear no more at all.
Note 1. R. L. Stevenson. ‘Songs of Travel’, xliii. To S. R. Crockett on receiving a dedication. The last two stanzas of three. Written at Vailima. [back]

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