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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
By Lionel Johnson (1867–1902)
MY windows open to the autumn night,
In vain I watch’d for sleep to visit me;
How should sleep dull mine ears, and dim my sight,
Who saw the stars, and listen’d to the sea?
Ah, how the City of our God is fair!        5
If, without sea, and starless though it be,
For joy of the majestic beauty there,
Men shall not miss the stars, nor mourn the sea.

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