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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
Sunrise in Summer
By William Edward Marshall (1859–1923)
IN yonder lovely vale, sweet trysting place
For fairies, nature sleeps in dreamy calm.
A light as gentle as ethereal balm,
In misty rapture plays about her face;
The eager waiting winds forget to sigh,        5
And from her love-expectant lips inhale
The breath of roses; and the stars grow pale,
As the red-flushing ardent dawn draws nigh,
With softest step, to steal a tender kiss.
The beauty dreamer stirs; the airy way        10
Is lit with spears of gold, and forward press
In haste the splendid chivalry of day.
  With trumpet and with song the echoes ring:
  All nature is awake, and greets her King.

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