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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1613. The House on the Hill
 
By Edwin Arlington Robinson
 
 
THEY are all gone away,
    The House is shut and still,
There is nothing more to say.
 
Through broken walls and gray
    The winds blow bleak and shrill:        5
They are all gone away.
 
Nor is there one to-day
    To speak them good or ill:
There is nothing more to say.
 
Why is it then we stray        10
    Around that sunken sill?
They are all gone away,
 
And our poor fancy-play
    For them is wasted skill:
There is nothing more to say.        15
 
There is ruin and decay
    In the House on the Hill:
They are all gone away,
There is nothing more to say.
 

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