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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
America: Vols. XXV–XXIX.  1876–79.
 
Middle States: New York, the City, N. Y.
On the Pier
Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
 
DOWN at the end of the long dark street,
  Years, years ago,
I sat with my sweetheart on the pier,
  Watching the river flow.
 
The moon was climbing the sky that night,        5
  White as the winter’s snow:
We kissed in its light, and swore to be true,—
  But that was years ago!
 
Once more I walk in the dark old street,
  Wearily to and fro:        10
But I sit no more on the desolate pier
  Watching the river flow.
 
 
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