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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Summer Night
By Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (1823–1902)
 
I FEEL the breath of the summer night,
          Aromatic fire;
The trees, the vines, the flowers are astir
          With tender desire.
 
The white moths flutter about the lamp,        5
          Enamored with light;
And a thousand creatures softly sing
          A song to the night!
 
But I am alone; and how can I sing
          Praises to thee?        10
Come, Night! unveil the beautiful soul
          That waiteth for me.
 
 
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