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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Germany: Vols. XVII–XVIII.  1876–79.
 
Rhine, the River
Rhineland
George Browning (1813?–1878)
 
I LOVE that deep, dark river,
  The swiftly flowing Rhine;
I love it for its legends,
  I love it for its wine;
 
I love it for its maidens        5
  With neatly plaited hair,
And merry sparkling lovelit eyes
  That seem to laugh at care.
 
I love it for its forests
  Of firs and silver pines,        10
Its mountains crowned with ruins,
  Its richly laden vines.
 
I love it for its true hearts
  United in one band,
The band of love and brotherhood        15
  That rules the Fatherland.
 
 
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