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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
 
Madrigal
By Charles Warren Stoddard
 
A MAID is seated by a brook,
  The sweetest of sweet creatures;
I pass that way with my good book,
But cannot read, nor cease to look
  Upon her winsome features.        5
 
Amongst the blushes on her cheek
  Her small white hand reposes,
I am a shepherd, for I seek
That willful lamb, with fleece so sleek,
  Feeding among the roses.        10
 
 
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