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Hamilton Fish Armstrong, ed.  The Book of New York Verse.  1917.
Twilight by the Mall
By Seldon L. Whitcomb
THE MOONLIGHT creeps across yon gilded roof,
  And northward far of massive block on block
  The spire of Grace is dim; the stubborn rock
Echoes beneath the roar of wheel and hoof
Along Broadway—a human warp whose woof        5
  Is spun by hurrying crowds that bridgeward flock;
  Some with glad faces, some who seem to mock,
Some sad, and some who coldly hold aloof.
Yet here is calm for which the self has sought!
  When crushing grief and stormy rapture meet        10
    And mingle here, as night subdues the day,
Be silent, till thy anxious soul has caught
  The harmony wherein the incomplete,
    Defiant, private note must pass away.

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