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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV.  1876–79.
 
Spain: Seville
In Far Lands
Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814–1902)
 
I SEE, I see the domes ascend,
  O Seville, o’er thy Guadalquivir:
I see thy breeze-touched cypress bend;
  I hear thy moonlit palm-grove shiver.
 
I know that honor here to those        5
  Who suffered for the Faith is given;
I know, I know that earthly woes
  Are secret blessings crowned in heaven.
 
But ah! against Dunluce’s crags
  To watch our green sea-billows swelling!        10
And ah! once more to hear the stags
  In Coona’s stormy oakwoods belling!
 
 
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