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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
December 12
The Twelfth of December
By Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)
    ON this day Browning died?
    Say, rather: On the tide
That throbs against those glorious palace walls;
That rises—pauses—falls
    With melody and myriad-tinted gleams;        5
      On that enchanted tide,
    Half real, and half poured from lovely dreams,
    A soul of beauty,—a white rhythmic flame,—
    Passed singing forth into the Eternal Beauty whence it came.

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