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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
He Revisits Vaucluse
By Petrarch (1304–1374)
 
“Sento l’ aura mia antica, e i dolci colli”

Translation of Anne Bannerman

ONCE more, ye balmy gales, I feel you blow;
  Again, sweet hills, I mark the morning beams
  Gild your green summits; while your silver streams
Through vales of fragrance undulating flow.
But you, ye dreams of bliss, no longer here        5
  Give life and beauty to the glowing scene;
  For stern remembrance stands where you have been,
And blasts the verdure of the blooming year.
O Laura! Laura! in the dust with thee,
  Would I could find a refuge from despair!        10
  Is this thy boasted triumph, Love, to tear
A heart thy coward malice dares not free;
  And bid it live, while every hope is fled,
  To weep among the ashes of the dead?
 
 
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