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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Day’s End
By Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)
 
WHEN I am weary, throng’d with the cares of the vain day
That tease as harsh winds tease the unresting autumn boughs,
I still my mind at evening and put all else away
But the image of my Love, where all my hopes I house.
 
The thoughts of her fall gently as the gentleness of snow        5
That after storm makes smoothness in the ways that are rough;
White with a hush of beauty over my heart they grow
To the peace of which my heart can never hold enough.
 
 
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