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ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.
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1913

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OXFORD: HORACE HART

PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY

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LIST OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS

SHORTER POEMS.

1. Bks. I-IV. Clarendon Press. Geo. Bell & Sons,

Oct. 1890. Reprinted, Nov. 1890, 1891, 1894. 2. Bks. IV. Private Press of H. Daniel. Oxford,

1894. 3.

Do do. Clarendon Press. George Bell & Sons,

1896. 4. Cheap issue of 3. 1899. Reprinted, 1899.

NEW POEMS.

Collected here for the first time.

For account of earlier issues of first four books of Shorter Poems, and of some of the poems contained in the New Poems, see notes at end of this volume.

BOOK I

I

ELEGY

CLEAR and gentle stream!

Known and loved so long That hast heard the song, And the idle dream Of my boyish day ; While I once again Down thy margin stray, In the selfsame strain Still my voice is spent, With my old lament And my idle dream, Clear and gentle stream!

Where

my

old seat was
Here again I sit,
Where the long boughs knit
Over stream and grass
A translucent eaves :
Where back eddies play
Shipwreck with the leaves,
And the proud swans stray,
Sailing one by one
Out of stream and sun,
And the fish lie cool
In their chosen pool.

Many an afternoon
Of the summer day
Dreaming here I lay ;
And I know how soon,
Idly at its hour,
First the deep bell hums
From the minster tower,
And then evening comes,
Creeping up the glade,
With her lengthening shade,
And the tardy boon,
Of her brightening moon.

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