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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
The Danube River
 
Hamilton Aïdé (b. 1829)
 
 
DO you recall that night in June,
  Upon the Danube river?
We listen’d to a Ländler tune,
  We watch’d the moonbeams quiver.
I oft since then have watch’d the moon,        5
  But never, love, oh! never,
Can I forget that night in June,
  Adown the Danube river.
 
Our boat kept measure with its oar,
  The music rose in snatches,        10
From peasants dancing on the shore
  With boisterous songs and catches.
I know not why that Ländler rang
  Through all my soul—but never
Can I forget the songs they sang        15
  Adown the Danube river.
 

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