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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Ballades. V. Of His Choice of a Sepulchre
 
Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
 
 
HERE I ’d come when weariest!
      Here the breast
Of the Windberg’s tufted over
Deep with bracken; here his crest
      Takes the west,        5
Where the wide-winged hawk doth hover.
 
Silent here are lark and plover;
      In the cover
Deep below, the cushat best
Loves his mate, and croons above her        10
      O’er their nest,
Where the wide-winged hawk doth hover.
 
Bring me here, Life’s tired-out guest,
      To the blest
Bed that waits the weary rover,—        15
Here should failure be confest;
      Ends my quest,
Where the wide-winged hawk doth hover!
 
ENVOY

Friend, or stranger kind, or lover,
Ah, fulfil a last behest,        20
      Let me rest
Where the wide-winged hawk doth hover!
 

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