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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Glengariff, II
By Sir Aubrey de Vere (1788–1846)
 
A SUN-BURST on the Bay! Turn and behold!
  The restless waves, resplendent in their glory,
    Sweep glittering past yon purpled promontory,
Bright as Apollo’s breastplate. Bathed in gold,
Yon bastioned islet gleams. Thin mists are rolled,        5
  Translucent, through each glen. A mantle hoary
  Veils those peaked hills shapely as e’er in story
Delphic, or Alpine, or Vesuvian old,
Minstrels have sung. From rock and headland proud
  The wild wood spreads its arms around the bay:        10
    The manifold mountain cones, now dark, now bright,
    Now seen, now lost, alternate from rich light
To spectral shade; and each dissolving cloud
  Reveals new mountains while it floats away.
 
 
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