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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Eyebright
By John Addington Symonds (1840–1893)
 
AS a star from the sea new risen,
  As the waft of an angel’s wing,
As a lark’s song heard in prison,
  As the promise of summer in spring,
 
She came to me through the stillness,        5
  The shadows that ring me round,
The dungeon of years and illness
  Wherein my spirit is bound.
 
She came with her eyes love-laden,
  Her laughter of lily and rose,—        10
A fragile and flower-like maiden,
  In the season of frosts and snows.
 
She smiled, and the shades departed;
  She shone, and the snows were rain:
And he who was frozen-hearted        15
  Bloomed up into love again.
 
 
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