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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
Gabrielle
By Frederic William Henry Myers (1843–1901)
 
O SCARLET berries sunny-bright!
  O lake alone and fair!
O castle roaring in the night
  With blown Bohemian air!
O spirit-haunted forest, tell        5
The hidden heart of Gabrielle!
 
Ah, the superb and virgin face!
  Ah once again to see
Transparent through the Austrian grace
  The English purity!        10
To hear the English speech that fell
So soft and sweet from Gabrielle!
 
So best, but if it be not so
  Yet am I well content
To think that all things yonder grow        15
  Stately and innocent;
To dream of woods that whisper well,
And light, and peace, and Gabrielle.
 
 
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