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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
Last Night
Théophile Julius Henry Marzials (b. 1850)
From the Swedish
LAST night the nightingale waked me,
  Last night when all was still;
It sang in the golden moonlight
  From out the woodland hill.
I opened the window gently,        5
  And all was dreamy dew—
And oh! the bird, my darling,
  Was singing, singing of you!
I think of you in the day-time;
  I dream of you by night—        10
I wake—would you were near me!
  And hot tears blind my sight.
I hear a sigh in the lime-tree,
  The wind is floating through,
And oh! the night, my darling,        15
  Is longing, longing for you.
Nor think I can forget you!
  I could not though I would!
I see you in all around me,—
  The stream, the night, the wood;        20
The flowers that sleep so gently,
  The stars above the blue,
Oh! heaven itself, my darling,
  Is praying, praying for you.


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