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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Italy: Vols. XI–XIII.  1876–79.
 
Venice
When through the Piazzetta
Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
 
WHEN through the Piazzetta
  Night breathes her cool air,
Then, dearest Ninetta,
  I ’ll come to thee there.
Beneath thy mask shrouded,        5
  I ’ll know thee afar,
As Love knows, though clouded,
  His own Evening Star.
 
In garb, then, resembling
  Some gay gondolier,        10
I ’ll whisper thee, trembling,
  “Our bark, love, is near:
Now, now, while there hover
  Those clouds o’er the moon,
’T will waft thee safe over        15
  Yon silent Lagoon.”
 
 
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