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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
 
II. The Harvest Moon
By Edward Hovell-Thurlow, Lord Thurlow (1781–1829)
 
THE CRIMSON Moon, uprising from the sea,
  With large delight foretells the harvest near:
Ye shepherds, now prepare your melody,
  To greet the soft appearance of her sphere!
And, like a page, enamored of her train,        5
  The star of even glimmers in the west:
Then raise, ye shepherds, your observant strain,
  That so of the Great Shepherd here are blest!
Our fields are full of the time-ripened grain,
  Our vineyards with the purple clusters swell:        10
Her golden splendor glimmers on the main,
  And vales and mountains her bright glory tell:
Then sing, ye shepherds! for the time has come
When we must bring the enrichéd harvest home!
 
 
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