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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

Midsummer Night

By John Henry Boner (1845–1903)

AH what a perfect night is this

For sauntering slowly hand in hand—

Under moon-silvered leaves to stand

And touch lips brimming with a kiss,

While the warm night air, rich with scent

Of white magnolia and red rose,

Languidly sweetens as it blows

Through the low limbs above you bent.