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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Morning
By Samuel Waddington (1844–1923)
 
NOW o’er the topmost pine,
  The distant pine-clad peak,
  There dawns a golden streak
Of light, an orient line:—
Phoebus, the light is thine,        5
  Thine is the glory,—seek
  Each dale and dewy creek,
And in full splendour shine!
 
Thy steeds now chafe and fret
  To scour the dusky plain:        10
  Speed forth with flashing rein,
Speed o’er the land,—and yet,
  Ah! linger in this lane,
Kissing each violet.
 
 
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