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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
By Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812–1848)
HOW they go by—those strange and dreamlike men!
  One glance on each, one gleam from out each eye,
And that I never looked upon till now,
  Has vanished out of sight as instantly.
Yet in it passed there a whole heart and life,        5
  The only key it gave that transient look;
But for this key its great event in time
  Of peace or strife to me a sealèd book.

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