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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Longings
By Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
 
From ‘The Saint’s Tragedy’

OH! that we two were Maying
  Down the stream of the soft spring breeze;
Like children with violets playing
  In the shade of the whispering trees.
 
Oh! that we two sat dreaming        5
  On the sward of some sheep-trimmed down,
Watching the white mist steaming
  Over river and mead and town.
 
Oh! that we two lay sleeping
  In our nest in the church-yard sod:        10
With our limbs at rest on the quiet earth’s breast,
  And our souls at home with God.
 
 
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