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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
 
V. The Moon
By David Gray (1838–1861)
 
COME, light-foot Lady! from thy vaporous hall,
  And, with a silver-swim into the air,
Shine down the starry cressets one and all
  From Pleiades to golden Jupiter!
I see a growing tip of silver peep        5
  Above the full-fed cloud, and lo! with motion
Of queenly stateliness, and smooth as sleep,
  She glides into the blue for my devotion.
O sovran Beauty! standing here alone
  Under the insufferable infinite,        10
I worship with dazed eyes and feeble moan
  Thy lucid persecution of delight.
Come, cloudy dimness! Dip, fair dream, again!
O God! I cannot gaze, for utter pain.
 
 
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