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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Richard Watson Gilder. 1844–1909
 
218. Noël
 
STAR-DUST and vaporous light,— 
  The mist of worlds unborn,— 
A shuddering in the awful night 
  Of winds that bring the morn. 
  
Now comes the dawn: the circling earth;         5
  Creatures that fly and crawl; 
And Man, that last, imperial birth; 
  And Christ, the flower of all. 
 
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