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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 John Vance Cheney (1848–1922)

IT is that pale, delaying hour

When Nature closes like a flower,

And on the spirit hallowed lies

The silence of the earth and skies.

The world has thoughts she will not own

When shades and dreams with night have flown;

Bright overhead, the early star

Makes golden guesses what they are.