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Not slothful he, though seeming unemploy'd
And censured oft as useless. Silent streams
Oft water fairest meadows, and the bird
That flutters least is longest on the wing.



The idea of her life shall sweetly creep
Into his study of imagination;

And every lovely organ of her life

Shall come apparell'd in more precious habit,
Into the eye and prospect of his soul,
Than when she lived indeed.



The sun is dying like a cloven king
In his own blood; the while the distant moon,
Like a pale prophetess, whom he has wrong'd,
Leans eager forward, with most hungry eyes,
Watching him bleed to death, and, as he faints,
She brightens and dilates; revenge complete,
She walks in lonely triumph through the night.


O that sweet influence of thoughts and looks!
That change of being, which, to one who lives,
Is nothing less divine than divine life

To the unmade! Love? Do I love? I walk
Within the brilliance of another's thought,
As in a glory.



Star-sisters, answering under crescent brows.

She smote me with the light of eyes

That lent my knee desire to kneel, and shook
My pulses.


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