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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
619. To-night
 
By Louise Chandler Moulton
 
 
BEND low, O dusky Night,
  And give my spirit rest.
  Hold me to your deep breast,
And put old cares to flight.
Give back the lost delight        5
  That once my soul possest,
  When Love was loveliest.
Bend low, O dusky Night!
 
Enfold me in your arms—
  The sole embrace I crave        10
  Until the embracing grave
Shield me from life’s alarms.
I dare your subtlest charms;
  Your deepest spell I brave,—
  O, strong to slay or save,        15
Enfold me in your arms!
 

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