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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
III. Sunset after a Storm
By James Dixon (1814–1873)
LO! where the mountains mingle with the sky
A breaking light in all the glowing west!
And slowly now its lustre spreads on high,
As the veiled sun sinks calmly to his rest:
The broken clouds are bathed in golden light,        5
That mingle sweetly with the sky’s deep blue,
And, as the twilight fades, from heaven’s far height
The first bright star of eve is shining through:
The low wind’s voice falls gently on the ear,
And with it, to the lone and weary heart,        10
Comes a deep joy, that, could it ne’er depart,
Might make us sigh to dwell forever here:
  It may not be! E’en from such glorious skies,
  O, who can tell how sad a morn may rise!

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