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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
At Her Window
By Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895)
 
BEATING Heart! we come again
  Where my Love reposes:
This is Mabel’s window-pane;
  These are Mabel’s roses.
 
Is she nested? Does she kneel        5
  In the twilight stilly,
Lily clad from throat to heel,
  She, my virgin Lily?
 
Soon the wan, the wistful stars,
  Fading, will forsake her;        10
Elves of light, on beamy bars,
  Whisper then, and wake her.
 
Let this friendly pebble plead
  At her flowery grating;
If she hear me will she heed?        15
  Mabel, I am waiting!
 
Mabel will be deck’d anon,
  Zoned in bride’s apparel;
Happy zone! O hark to yon
  Passion-shaken carol!        20
 
Sing thy song, thou trancèd thrush,
  Pipe thy best, thy clearest;—
Hush, her lattice moves, O hush—
  Dearest Mabel!—dearest
 
 
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