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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889


By Mary Newmarch Prescott (1849–1888)

SOUND asleep: no sigh can reach

Him who dreams the heavenly dream;

No to-morrow’s silver speech

Wake him with an earthly theme.

Summer rains relentlessly

Patter where his head doth lie;

There the wild fern and the brake

All their summer leisure take.

Violets blinded with the dew,

Perfume lend to the sad rue,

Till the Day break, fair and dear,

And no shadow doth appear.