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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Romance
 
Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
 
 
MY Love dwelt in a Northern land.
  A gray tower in a forest green
Was hers, and far on either hand
  The long wash of the waves was seen,
And leagues on leagues of yellow sand,        5
  The woven forest boughs between!
 
And through the silver Northern night
  The sunset slowly died away,
And herds of strange deer, lily-white,
  Stole forth among the branches gray;        10
About the coming of the light,
  They fled like ghosts before the day!
 
I know not if the forest green
  Still girdles round that castle gray;
I know not if the boughs between        15
  The white deer vanish ere the day;
Above my Love the grass is green,
  My heart is colder than the clay!
 

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