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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
For Music
By Lord Byron (1788–1824)
 
THERE be none of Beauty’s daughters
  With a magic like to thee;
And like music on the waters
  Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing        5
The charmèd ocean’s pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull’d winds seem dreaming;
 
And the midnight moon is weaving
  Her bright chain o’er the deep;        10
Whose breast is gently heaving,
  As an infant’s asleep:
So the spirit bows before thee,
To listen and adore thee;
With a full but soft emotion,        15
Like the swell of Summer’s ocean.
 
 
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