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"HAIL, TWILIGHT, SOVEREIGN OF ONE PEACEFUL HOUR"

          HAIL Twilight, sovereign of one peaceful hour!
          Not dull art Thou as undiscerning Night;
          But studious only to remove from sight
          Day's mutable distinctions.--Ancient Power!
          Thus did the waters gleam, the mountains lower,
          To the rude Briton, when, in wolf-skin vest
          Here roving wild, he laid him down to rest
          On the bare rock, or through a leafy bower
          Looked ere his eyes were closed. By him was seen
          The self-same Vision which we now behold;                   10
          At thy meek bidding, shadowy Power! brought forth
          These mighty barriers, and the gulf between;
          The flood, the stars,--a spectacle as old
          As the beginning of the heavens and earth!


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