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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1503. Song
 
By Sophie Jewett (“Ellen Burroughs”)
 
 
THY face I have seen as one seeth
  A face in a dream,
Soft drifting before me as drifteth
  A leaf on the stream:
A face such as evermore fleeth        5
  From following feet,
A face such as hideth and shifteth
  Evasive and sweet.
 
Thy voice I have heard as one heareth,
  Afar and apart,        10
The wood-thrush that rapturous poureth
  The song of his heart;
Who heedeth is blest, but who neareth,
  In wary pursuit,
May see where the singer upsoareth,        15
  The forest is mute.
 

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