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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV.  1876–79.
Hallam’s Grave
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
(From In Memoriam)

WHEN on my bed the moonlight falls,
    I know that in thy place of rest
    By that broad water of the west,
There comes a glory on the walls:
Thy marble bright in dark appears,        5
    As slowly steals a silver flame
    Along the letters of thy name,
And o’er the number of thy years.
The mystic glory swims away;
    From off my bed the moonlight dies;        10
    And closing eaves of wearied eyes
I sleep till dusk is dipt in gray:
And then I know the mist is drawn
    A lucid veil from coast to coast,
    And in the chancel like a ghost        15
Thy tablet glimmers to the dawn.

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