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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV.  1876–79.
 
Highgate
In Highgate Cemetery
William Allingham (1824–1889)
 
FAR-SPREAD below doth London wear
  Its cloud by day, its fire by night,—
Yet scarce with heavenly presence there
  Shrined in the smoke or pallid light.
 
Incessant troops from that vast throng        5
  Withdraw to silent colonies;
Where houses, lo! are fair and strong,
  Though ruins all that dwell in these.
 
Yet, ’neath the universal sky
  Bright children here too run and sing,        10
Calm verdure waxes green and high,
  And grave-side roses smell of spring.
 
 
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