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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Nun
By Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862)
 
From the Foreign Quarterly Review

IN the silent cloister garden,
  Beneath the pale moonshine,
There walked a lovely maiden,
  And tears were in her eyne.
 
“Now, God be praised! my loved one        5
  Is with the blest above:
Now man is changed to angel,
  And angels I may love.”
 
She stood before the altar
  Of Mary, mother mild,        10
And on the holy maiden
  The Holy Virgin smiled.
 
Upon her knees she worshiped
  And prayed before the shrine,
And heavenward looked—till Death came        15
  And closed her weary eyne.
 
 
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