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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
 
Stanzas for Music: ‘There be none of Beauty’s daughters’
By Lord Byron (1788–1824)
 
THERE be none of Beauty’s daughters
  With a magic like thee;
And like music on the waters
  Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing        5
The charmed ocean’s pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull’d winds seem dreaming:
 
And the midnight moon is weaving
  Her bright chain o’er the deep;        10
Whose breast is gently heaving,
  As an infant’s asleep:
So the spirit bows before thee,
To listen and adore thee;
With a full but soft emotion,        15
Like the swell of Summer’s ocean.
 
 
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