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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
429. A Summer Night
 
By Elizabeth Stoddard
 
 
I FEEL the breath of the summer night,
    Aromatic fire:
The trees, the vines, the flowers are astir
    With tender desire.
 
The white moths flutter about the lamp,        5
    Enamoured with light;
And a thousand creatures softly sing
    A song to the night!
 
But I am alone, and how can I sing
    Praises to thee?        10
Come, Night! unveil the beautiful soul
    That waiteth for me.
 

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