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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
152. Specula
By Thomas Edward Brown  (1830–1897)
  
WHEN He appoints to meet thee, go thou forth—
  It matters not
If south or north,
  Bleak waste or sunny plot.
Nor think, if haply He thou seek’st be late,        5
  He does thee wrong.
To stile or gate
  Lean thou thy head, and long!
It may be that to spy thee He is mounting
  Upon a tower,       10
Or in thy counting
  Thou hast mista’en the hour.
But, if He comes not, neither do thou go
  Till Vesper chime.
Belike thou then shalt know       15
  He hath been with thee all the time.

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