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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
Sappho to Hesperus
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
I HAVE beheld thee in the morning hour
A solitary star, with thankless eyes,
Ungrateful as I am! who bade thee rise
When sleep all night had wandered from my bower.
Can it be true that thou art he        5
Who shines now above the sea
Amid a thousand, but more bright?
Ah yes! the very same art thou
That heard me then and hearest now …
Thou seemest, star of love! to throb with light.        10

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