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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
 
When Dora Died
By Amos Henry Chandler (1837–1880)
 
    DREARY, dreary,
Fundy’s mists are sweeping
Up the stricken vale of Westmoreland;
    Weary, weary,
Is my heart, and weeping,        5
While the cold waves dash upon the strand.
 
    Fillèd, fillèd,
Is the land with sorrow,
In loud wailing roars the angry sea;
    Stillèd, stillèd,        10
Will they be to-morrow,
Summer notes, and murmurs on the lea.
 
    Coldly, coldly,
Blent with autumn mists, lie
Eve’s dark shadows upon the hills away;        15
    Boldly, boldly,
Like a giant sentry,
Chapeau Dieu keeps vigil o’er the bay.
 
    Lay me, lay me,
While the world is waking,        20
Down to dream on what was gone before;
    Pray ye, pray ye,
Lest my heart be breaking,
God, to bring her to my side once more.
 
 
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