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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Switzerland and Austria: Vol. XVI.  1876–79.
 
Switzerland: Stanz
Stanz
James Montgomery (1771–1854)
 
(From The Wanderer of Switzerland)

NATURE’S bulwarks, built by Time,
’Gainst Eternity to stand,
Mountains terribly sublime,
Girt the camp on either hand.
 
Dim, behind, the valley brake        5
Into rocks that fled from view;
Fair in front the gleaming lake
Rolled its waters bright and blue.
 
Midst the hamlets of the dale,
Stanz, with simple grandeur crowned,        10
Seemed the mother of the vale,
With her children scattered round.
 
 
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